Toby, the pug, gets a massage from kitten. Lucky one! I couldn’t convince my kitten to do the same for me.
Why cats knead after all? One of the reason is marking their territory for any unfamiliar cats that might appear in the area. When they knead, some glands located in the soft pads on the bottoms of their paws release a scent onto the surface being kneaded. So my cat never wanted to claim me as her own.:)