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One sided cat grooming

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WanderLustingLane Tue 10-Jan-17 08:13:46

I have two cats, had them for about three years from kitten age, they get along great.
My boy cat groom's my girl cat every day for ages, she just sits there with a look of bliss on her face while he goes to town.
She never groom's him at all.
Not worried or anything like that just more curious if anyone else has cats that do this and is it common for one cat to be the groomer and the other doesn't?

RubbishMantra Tue 10-Jan-17 18:51:54

Apparently the groomer is the more dominant one. Which is surprising, because females are usually dominant, so I'd expect your girl to be doing the grooming.

I have 2 boys, and it's the elder one who takes on washing duties. He'll put up with a couple of licks from little M, then gives him a slap.

Allergictoironing Tue 10-Jan-17 20:44:12

Not too sure about it being the dominant one doing the grooming. I've seen Boycat groom Girlcat but never the other way round, and though he's a fair bit bigger than her she's definitely the boss (possibly because he's thick as shit).

WanderLustingLane Wed 11-Jan-17 08:27:12

Same here, boy cat much bigger but girl cat is the boss without a doubt.
She eats first and boy cat has to sit an wait or she beats him. Poor fella.
Maybe he is just her slave

Allergictoironing Wed 11-Jan-17 18:52:01

Oh my Boycat TRIES to use his extra weight to push Girlcat out of the way, but she just gives him a swipe & he retires until she's done. grin

WanderLustingLane Wed 11-Jan-17 19:31:44

I could watch them for hours I find it so fascinating. Throw a few fluffy mouse toys in and I don't need a TV

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