Tabby-grip (catfinition) – a strong hold cats use to cling. The tabby-grip typically utilizes both front paws as cats wrap their front legs around the object of their attention. The object varies. Without their claws extended, cats (especially kittens) will use the tabby-grip to hug one another as they sleep. With claws extended, the tabby-grip is employed in fighting and wrestling. It’s also used, with claws extended, to grab human’s arms, legs, or ankles to get their people’s attention. This last action is not infrequently associated with wanted treats or food.


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