Sophie does this thing where she scratches things with all five fingers, as if she were "scrunching" a piece of fabric. It's one of two mandatory exercises when she inspects things. (The other is several good firm open-palm pats)
Anyways, the question here is an interesting one. She does this scratching on my left elbow when she's nursing on the left side, and it hurts. I have red claw marks on my elbow and she keeps doing it and making them worse. I can't say no, reach over, or wiggle without causing her to stop eating. But if I do anyways, once she starts eating again, she scratches some more. She only does it with her right hand. It seems to just be something she does to keep her hand busy, but she only does it with her right hand when nursing on the left side.
Does anybody know what this behaviour could mean, or better yet, what I can do to prevent her from clawing up my elbow??