Or, maybe he was just weird. Stress Some cats take licking and biting a step further and suckle on their person's skin or clothing. If the behavior doesn't bother you, it's OK to let him continue. There weren't many things Spider enjoyed nearly as much as licking and sucking on chins and earlobes. The easiest way to do this is to get up and walk away whenever your cat begins to lick.
They also use licking to help stimulate their babies to urinate and defecate on their own.
What Does a Cat Biting & Licking You Mean?
One minute he'd be contentedly purring sweet nothings while 'nursing' on a chin or an earlobe and the next he'd latch on tight, hanging there like big, furry costume jewelry. Bethney Foster is social justice coordinator for Mercy Junction ministry, where she edits the monthly publication "Holy Heretic. Some cats will go from purring and cuddling to over-stimulation in a matter of seconds. Play Cats bite and lick as part of play. His tail starts to twitch and he gets that annoyed look on his face.