Why do house cats rub their head against their owners' legs and ankles?

it is a display of affection
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it is a stretching excercise
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it is a type of scent marking
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It is a sign of hunger
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Cats often scent-mark things that are most important to them, it is a way of marking cat's territory. This behaviour is called bunting. Cat's scent glands are located on many parts of the cat's body, including forehead, tail and cheeks.
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