Thursday 22 January 2015

On My Own Terms: How I Like To Be Petted

The following video from Jackson Galaxy got me thinking about how I like to be petted.


I don't have any problems with Mum petting me as she has the best hands ever and she is gentle and loving with her petting and stroking. She is sensitive to my needs and always knows when I've had enough of the stroking. She also has healing hands, and I love it so much. Sometimes I just want to have her give me Reiki because it feels so good!
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Unfortunately, there are some people that just have no idea about how to stroke a cat.  Ever been stroked by a really rough heavy hand? Oh, no thanks! Please go away, heavy handed person. You obviously haven't a clue what a cat likes. Especially a lady goddess like myself.

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What I like is lots of gentleness. Lots of soft energy. Sometimes I jump onto Mum's lap and just sink down and enjoy all the petting. I purr so happily and this makes her pet me more. I show her how much I like it by turning up to look at her and then I give her my super-loving heartmelting gaze. We are then in this bubble of healing loving light.

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Click on this video to see how happy and content I am as I sleep on Mum's lap.
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So here is what I don't like again: Rough petting from smelly hands. Hard and pushy so that it feels like I'm being pressed down into the ground. Don't pet me after you've been petting another cat. Wash your hands first! Actually, wash your hands anyway because I don't know where they've been!


Sasha said...

a beautiful cat like you should be cherished.

The Florida Furkids said...

Sasha is right!

The Florida Furkids

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Sounds about right! And wonderful that your mom knows you so well!

Summer said...

My human's boyfriend doesn't really know how to pet cats - he is way too heavy handed. We kitties all tolerate it because we know he means well, but Sparkle did not like it at all! She said some not-nice things about him in her notes that I now know were just her own prejudice.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Thank you :)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Thank you. She does :)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

It must be a man thing. Athena doesn't like men to pet her and I've noticed most of them are just too heavy handed. Poor kitties!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Then again, maybe not liking men goes back to her young life. I don't know what happened to her before she was rescued by the shelter, other than she was abandoned in someone's garden. Poor baby.

Cleopawtra said...

Both my fur babies liked the rough pets. They love it when my husband pets them all roughly and hard. they will bite and nip at me because I don't do it as rough or like he does. I'm learning how he dpes it so I get more loving from them and not the nips.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Over at my place is it my dad-person who knows how to cuddle with me and my mom-person is the play leader :)