Cats knead because of a habit they picked up as kittens in order to stimulate their mother’s milk production.
My cat, Mr. Hammers, rarely kneads, except on this one quilt, which I think reminds him of mom.
The more you know, Lauren Hunter.
My parents’ cat Atticus has a blanket that he likes to knead. He’ll just hop up, get on the blanket and start pushing his paws into it. (My mother says he “dances” on it.) Then it’s like he goes into a trance. If you disturb him while he’s dancing, he will shout at you. Also, my mother discovered that if anyone sings “Adeste Fidelis” while he’s doing it, he will get very upset.