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!
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.
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.
Click on this video to see how happy and content I am as I sleep on Mum's lap.
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!