My kitten wants desperately to groom my ears and face
Peachy is about 11 weeks old and shows no sign of outgrowing this. When we cuddle together she purrs and lies down on my lap or chest--for about three seconds. Then she makes a beeline for my face. If I let her, she would lick my nose, my mouth, and especially my ears. Before I realized what she was doing, she once put her tongue in my ear.
I assume this grooming (?) is a sign of affection, yes? She has a strong desire to perform this behavior; I constantly have to move her back to my lap or chest. Is there anything I can substitute that would satisfy her need to do this? I'm not crazy about being licked, and the fact that I'm somewhat allergic to her makes me even less enthusiastic about it.