Licking The Hand That Feeds You | Why Cats Lick Hands

Cats lick hands for a variety of reasons. And yes, one of them is love!
Dear Thomasina...
Why do cat lick hands? My cat does that all the time. Does that mean she loves me?
-- Curious Cat Mom

Hey, Curious!
Cats lick hands for a few reasons, and one of them is love!

Sometimes being around a human we like and trust brings out the mom cat in us. Just like our mothers licked us when we were kittens to keep us clean, some cats lick hands to get all that invisible (to you) dirt off.

Cats Lick Hands With Invisible Sponges