Why Does My Cat Lay On My Clothes?

As it turns out, there are some pretty good reasons as to why our feline friends exhibit this behavior.Cats are curious little creatures that like to curl up in a countless number of interesting places. Maybe you have a cat who enjoys squeezing into the corner of a cabinet for a snooze, or you have a cat who prefers to sleep under your bed as opposed to on top of it. Wherever a cat's unique sleeping spot may be, the one place that they seem most content is nestled right on their owner's clothing. It doesn't matter if it's an old pair of workout leggings or a newly worn cocktail dress, if it's yours, chances are they'll lie on it.

 

One of the main reasons cats like to lie on their owner’s clothes is the scent that humans leave behind.In comparison to people, cats have an incredible sense of smell, and just like they recognize their owners by the sound and tone of their voices, they also identify them by scent.The clothes humans wear pick up these scents and retain them, especially in the case of garments that belong in the wash.

It is said that when a cat lays on its owner’s clothes, it feels secure and safe. This feeling of calm allows a feline to relax and rest peacefully, safely snuggled in the clothing of someone it loves.In addition to this, clothing and worn laundry give cats information about where their owner has been, and as we all know, felines are innately curious.Scents from work, shops, or cars may adhere to clothing and interest a cat. The smell of other animals, too, may let a cat know what its owner has been up to.

Cat Laying On My Clothes And Marking Its Territory
The reason comes from the fact that cats are territorial.Cats are notorious for their desire to claim ownership over things, whether a sunny spot in the window, a specific chair in the living room, or a pile of dirty laundry.Felines give off their own scents, too, so they mark their owner’s clothes as their own by laying on them.Mixing their scents with the scents of their owner is also a way for cats to show closeness to their human and bond with them, as strange as that may seem.



Other Reasons Cats Lay On Clothes
The most apparent reasons cats like to lie on piles of clothes are because they are warm and comfortable, especially if they are fresh out of the dryer.

Try to imagine your world through your cat’s eyes or all of her senses . We humans are nose-blind to so much of what our cats depend on and we can’t ask our cats what makes them feel safe. Try different things to find out your own cat’s preferences and then do what you can to make your environment as prefect for her as you can.

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*We hope to give you better ideas for your pet, but this information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. If your pet feels bad, please take it to the veterinarian in time.