|Barked: Tue Dec 7, '10 9:38am PST |
|I think it can be a stress release/ soothing behavior. Kit has been neutered since he was 7 months old (he's almost 2 now). He has this one toy that he humps...but he's only ever done it to this one particular stuffed animal. We call it his "wife", because he also licks and sucks on it's face and does this weird thing where he sucks on it and kneeds it with his front paws at the same time.
For him, all that stuff, humping included, seems to be some kind of soothing/calming behavior for him. He most commonly does it at night, when we are all starting to calm things down and get ready to go to sleep. It doesn't bother me at all so I usually just let him do it, especially since he's always only done it to his one toy. If we have company or something, I'll usually put that toy away for awhile just to avoid any awkwardness.
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