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Friday, October 11, 2013


It said in the newspaper that cats do not really like being stroked. Someone has tested a lot of cats while they are being patted and come to the definite conclusion that cats get stressed when stroked.

How do you feel? Lynettea didn't pat me all day after she read that. I wondered what was going on. Maybe I had been really naughty? I started to try to attract her attention by leaping into the sink and share her food (she is mean with it) and she tried to bark at me to frighten me.

We we both got pretty tired with all this different activity and before she went to bed, late as usual, I leaped onto her lap so she could  give me a massage and brush. She kept wondering if she should touch me, as she thought I would be stressed and she is worried about that (she says), but I kept pawing at the brush on the table until she gave in.


Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My theory is this: being petted is WAY less stressful than other things humans do, such as shoving pills down your throat or nail clipping.

meowmeowmans said...

We're not sure about that article, Sasha. It probably depends upon the kitty. Some LOVE being petted and stroked. We know WE do. And when we've had enough, we just jump off of the humans and go do something else. :)

Tillie and Georgia said...

We think that purrson writing that article is nuts!!
We look forward to belly rubs and ear scritches all the time :)
We demand it!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Angel Keisha said...

I used to like being petted. :)

Kari said...

We agree with Tillie and Georgia! The writer of that article is nuts! We love to be petted and stroked and will keep tucking our heads under our mum's arm until she complies. In fact, our Tigger is insisting on being petted at this very moment. We did,
however, have one brother who had
petting induced aggression when he
was younger. Yet when he was a
senior he couldn't get enough.

The Whiskeratti said...

If a "scientist" grabbed a bunch of strange felines and perpertrated indignities upon them, of course they are going to be stressed!

We kittehs love to be given attention by our peeps - on our terms.