I have had cats my entire life, and I have NEVER had a cat do this.
I will say this same cat has PEED on me twice -- once as a five month old kitten (he was very promptly neutered within a week of that!) and once about three months ago. Both times, I was under covers, and it was peeing, not spraying. I was not sure in the past two incidents if he truly realized my legs were under the covers.
He's also not one who normally marks things.
Anyway -- he's now ten years old, in apparent good health, with no notable behavioral issues other than this. Neutered. Not a cat who normally gets stressed out over much. (I've NEVER heard him growl.) Really, he's an absolute sweetheart.
He was cuddling with me this morning as I got ready for work -- I was sitting on the bed reading the morning news on my laptop and petting him. He was being snuggly. Totally NORMAL behavior.
Then he turned around and SPRAYED me.
I'll tell you, I was so surprised I didn't even yell -- though the cat ran under the bed anyway.
I have ... no idea WHY he did that. What the heck was going through his mind? I've never, ever, had a cat do this and I've had a lot of cats in my life.
He's curled up next to me right now, acting completely normal.
I'm baffled. Grossed out. And I love the little monster, but I find myself eying him suspiciously now, any time he moves.
Ideas? Help? I don't want a repeat!