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I've also noticed this 'mounting' behavior between neutered males as ... behavior to be simply a cat's way of expressing dominance.

My guy Nerf tries to do this to Slinky once in a while, but on the rare occasions when he ... the natural thing to do is just give her ears a thorough washing! Which Slinky utterly hates, of course. :-P

With my cats, a friendly ear-washing often turns into a game of "bite your ear" and a fun tussle/chase.
BTW, there are numerous species in which one can observe homosexual behavior. I don't know if cats are among them. Dominance mounting is not, however, sexual except in its symbolism.
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Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went great and he has recovered extremely well ... calmer. I am hoping that he becomes a little more affectionate with time as he matures coupled with the neutering.

I think neutering doesn't affect personality that much. I've had intact toms that were affectionate and castrated toms that were aloof. The main thing is that they don't roam and fight as much if they are indoor/ outdoor cats or spray as much if they are indoor cats. The toms I've had that had free access to the outdoors never sprayed in the house, intact or not. The urine from a castrated tom doesn't smell as bad as that from an intact tom, so even when they do spray it isn't quite as awful.

When the fog came in on little cat feet last night, it left these little muddy paw prints on the hood of my car.
My cat Otto was neutered between 6-7 months. I found ... those first few weeks Tiger pretty much hid anyway. Liz

I've also noticed this 'mounting' behavior between neutered males as well... since "gay cat" is likely not the answer, I assumed this behavior to be simply a cat's way of expressing dominance. snip< OB[/nq]
That's all the world needs now is fudge packing felines.

~~Philip
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What's a mock? ~~Philip

could it be standing stamping his feet, bottom up against the wall, tail shaking with no spray coming out ;-)

I was joking when I asked what a "mock" was.
Rusty does that arched back, rubbing a leg or furniture, and then stick his tail straight up and pretend he's about to spray ... all with a silly smirk on his puss.

~~Philip
"Never let school interfere
with your education - Mark Twain"
I've also noticed this 'mounting' behavior between neutered males as ... behavior to be simply a cat's way of expressing dominance.

My guy Nerf tries to do this to Slinky once in a while, but on the rare occasions when he ... natural thing to do is just give her ears a thorough washing! Which Slinky utterly hates, of course. :-P -Sandra

That's interesting... I have been under the
impression that all cats like to have their
ears/face washed... with 10 cats, that's a
normal event around here, of course... Emotion: smile
OB
I've also noticed this 'mounting' behavior between neutered males as ... behavior to be simply a cat's way of expressing dominance.

My guy Nerf tries to do this to Slinky once in a while, but on the rare occasions when he ... natural thing to do is just give her ears a thorough washing! Which Slinky utterly hates, of course. :-P -Sandra

That's interesting... I have been under the
impression that all cats like to have their
ears/face washed... with 10 cats, that's a
normal event around here, of course... Emotion: smile
OB
I've also noticed this 'mounting' behavior between neutered males as ... behavior to be simply a cat's way of expressing dominance.

My guy Nerf tries to do this to Slinky once in a while, but on the rare occasions when he ... natural thing to do is just give her ears a thorough washing! Which Slinky utterly hates, of course. :-P -Sandra

That's interesting... I have been under the
impression that all cats like to have their
ears/face washed... with 10 cats, that's a
normal event around here, of course... Emotion: smile
OB