“Your cat perceives you as less of a parental figure and much more as a larger, non-hostile fellow cat, according to research by a leading expert in animal behaviour.
According to Dr Bradshaw, when cats rub up against their owners or invite them to stroke their head, they are in fact treating them as fellow non-hostile cats.
An upright tale is a greeting sign between cats, he adds, and is also a way of cats demonstrating their affection for their owners.
And when cats bring their prey into their owner’s houses, it is a side effect of their hunting strategy – not because they want to bestow a gift upon the household. Once inside the house, cats remember they prefer tinned food which is why the rodent dead is then left on the floor.”
So that explains the ankle biting!