Happy Sunday!We've just heard that September is Happy Cat Month so here is my very happy and contented selfie. When I expose my belly like this Mum knows it's an invitation for her to start giving me some tummy rubbing. And let me tell you I just love it!
I even let her kiss my tummy 😼
Of course, not every cat will enjoy exposing their tummy in this way. Especially at the beginning of a relationship. It's based on trust. For me, it was easy as I knew my mum was meant to be my mum from the very first day she walked into the cat shelter where I was waiting for my forever home. I trusted her completely from the very start. And on the first day when she adopted me and brought me home, I fell asleep contented on her lap (after I filled my hungry belly with yummy food!).
Mum was a bit nervous trying to give me the belly rub at first because she knows some cats don't like it. But soon enough, she realised I wanted the rubs and the kisses too!
Do you let your human rub your belly?
Before I go, do you remember Mr Catnip Mousie?
Well, I hadn't been playing with him for a while but Mum recently found him and started throwing him across the room one night when I was having my mad half hour before bedtime. I realised that I'd really missed the old man and so I grabbed him by my teeth and flung and bashed him around the room for a while and then I paw-batted him for a bit.
Look at him now.
Athena I like a small bit of belly rub but please no nuzzling or kissing. I am a Man-Cat aftur all. You look supurrb!
Timmy and Family
You look very happy having a tummy rub, Athena, but me not so much so. I do allow partial chest tickles, but I have to accompany the peep with my claws... er... PAWS. MOL
Have a lovely week
Toodle pip and purrs
You are such a cutie and so sweet Athena. I can't resist snorgling tummies. XO
You certainly do look happy, Athena! That tummy of yours is adorable.
And good job on giving that mousie a new hair-do! :)
Athena, you look perfectly content in your selfie.
I enjoy a gentle belly rub, or even a vigorous little rub from my Dad. I also let my mom kiss my belly. I'm glad you enjoyed playing with your old friend Mr. Nip Mouse.
I love having my tummy rubbed, even by strangers!
What a cute face ! You do look happy ! Purrs
Who could resist that sweet little tummy?
You really did a number on the mousie...
Have a great Sunday...
Noodle and crew
That's a lovely selfie. Flynn adored belly rubs.
I just love your pics, Athena, and would love to rub your belly. We occasionally are privileged by some of our princes and princesses to have a belly rub given out here and there but they're few and far between! My, but you certainly showed that mousie who's boss!
That toy sure looks well loved...and so do you, Athena! Mudpie isn't a huge fan of tummy rubs yet.
You're so cute, Athena! I love having my belly rubbed, too. ~Wally
Athena, you have a most gorgeous belly. Some us turn over and expose our bellies all the time, but then if Mom tries to rub them, we bunny-kick her. We are big teases. You do look quite happy and content today. We must say, we did not recognize that as a mouse. You have really had your way with it. Thanks so much for hopping. Have a happy week. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy
The mouse appears to have had a some what rough play section. We all expose our bellies here especially Chimera she likes to lay on her back and wiggle. She wiggled right off the window sill last night.
Yes, one whisker is missing and just look at his ears. Poor thing!
If Mum leaves her hand there for a long time I will bunny kick too :)
It's cool, isn't it? But only when Mum does it.
Some cats aren't. Mum says her other kitties weren't so keen.
I know. Mr Catnip Mousie deserves all he gets. I blame the catnip, you know!
Aww... so pleased handsome Flynn adored belly rubs. He looked like a very affectionate cat xx
Forgot to say that Mum can't resist kissing my little sweet face when I'm in this position too!
You are one brave kitty, Summer!
Mums are best for that!
He looks funny, doesn't he?
Furry kitty tummies only :)
Chest tickles are good too.
Thank you, handsome Timmy!
Isn't every month Happy Cat Month?! :)
That is so cute and I love that happy smile! I'm a big fan of tummy rubs too!!!
Clearly you love your mousie! And love those baby photos--all my guys like getting a belly rub!
Hi Athena!! I am like you, I LOVE belly rubs (and belly kisses!) I am glad you gave that toy a good whapping too!! Good job! Love, Cody catchatwithcarenandcody
Mee-you Athena you were so tiny when yur Mumma ferst adopted you! An you grew uppy inn to such a beeuteefull ladykat!!!
Yur belly iss so purrty. Mee sorta likess mee belly rubbed as long as mee Icky Bowelss not rumbullin ;)
An Mistur Mousie lookss purry ruffed uppy, mew mew mew....
**nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx
You look so bootyful Athena. And yes, we luv tummy rubs. Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
I think now it is Happy Mom's Month too, as you let her rub and kiss your belly, Athena :) Lovely pictures and story too :) Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead :) <3
Looks like you taught Mousie a thing or two ;) The first time Bear let me touch him (in case you didn't know, he was homeless - the first time we met, I just fed him ... and the next, he let me pet him), he rolled on his back. Kitty would kill you if you rubbed her belly ... so I was skeptical and hesitated. Then Bear wrapped his paws around my wrist and pulled my hand to his belly. I think that's when I fell in love with him. Giving kitties belly rubs feels like winning the lottery :)
Happy Cat month sweet kitty and Mum.
Happy (late) Sunday Selfie
Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew
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