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post #1 of 26
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Does anyone else's cat Love to have a belly rub?

Of all the cats Ive known, its been a NO NO. Big time. Cats just dont like it. But Foley LOVES it! He will stretch out all the way on his back when you do it, purrs like crazy and flexes out his paws to the max! (I love his fluffy white 'bunny fur'). Its adorable and he cant get enough!
post #2 of 26
Oscar HATES it! He starts trying to bite you if you even try! My mom's cat loves it though.
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by adriane
Does anyone else's cat Love to have a belly rub?

Of all the cats Ive known, its been a NO NO. Big time. Cats just dont like it. But Foley LOVES it! He will stretch out all the way on his back when you do it, purrs like crazy and flexes out his paws to the max! (I love his fluffy white 'bunny fur'). Its adorable and he cant get enough!

CJ, NO WAY! Mirah... only if you're gentle, but she prefers the head. Annie, well, she likes them.
Billy, he will only let you pet him if you belly rub him, first! If fact, around here, they're called "Billy rubs!"
post #4 of 26
Cassi loves belly rubs and will playfully (retracted claws) bunny kick while you do it.
If you rub too hard, or scratch the belly, she'll shred your arm.

None of the other cats appreciate belly rubs at all.
post #5 of 26
2 no ways here - 1 if he is in the mood - another loves it!
post #6 of 26
Samwise hates belly rubs and will run off if you even try. Gandalf on the other hand Loves belly rubs and will run in front of me and fall down presenting his belly to be rubbed.
post #7 of 26
Scooter and Fred love their kittybelly rubs. Pearl allows one occasionally. Pepper goes psycho if you even attempt to rub hers.
post #8 of 26
Suzy doesn't want enough touching to get that far.
Fawn likes a little if she's in the mood.
Cindy! Miss Mush lies stretched out in the valley of my lap/legs, or in the crook of my arm, and rumbles and kneads the air for as long as I can keep the belly rub going -- and not just a wimpy tickle, either -- serious massage!
post #9 of 26
I think this picture says it all! Dushka goes into ecstasy if you rub her tummy, but hte other two can take it or leave it.

post #10 of 26
Oliver, when he's in the mood; Tripod, anytime, preferably all the time.
post #11 of 26
All ours like to have their bellies rubbed. The kittens don't like it quite as much, but they don't mind it.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
I think this picture says it all! Dushka goes into ecstasy if you rub her tummy, but hte other two can take it or leave it.

...aaaawwwwwwwww....soooo cute and pacefully......
post #13 of 26
All my kitties love belly rubs! Sometimes they play fight (claws retracted) but if they get too excited, I stop the rub. I don't want them to think that my hands are toys.
post #14 of 26
Mine love belly rubs too!!
post #15 of 26
Red Cat - "You try that and you'll lose an arm!"
Sheba - "P-l-e-a-s-e leave me alone. That's just not nice!"
Purdy - "More, more, more!"
post #16 of 26
My female, betty hates it! But the male, Bogey loves it if he is already lying down.
post #17 of 26
I better not try it with TTP if I value my hands!!!
post #18 of 26
Holly won't allow us to really hold her yet, but that's going to change if my life depends on it.

Mika only tolerates belly rubs at first, then he realizes how good it feels and relaxes. Of course we're talking about a born lap cat... this child puts up with everything and he's not even a year yet! He puts up with being carried around like a baby, hugging, kissing, everything else. Of course that took some doing... when I took him out of the carrier after bringing him home, I picked him up, hugged him, and gave him a big kiss on the nose. He jerked back and looked at me like "what the hell are you doing, lady?"

We've said it dozens of times... Mookie is the most tolerant cat we've ever seen. Like I said he's not even a year old yet and he acts like Garfield. We're working to get Holly to be the same way... so we can hopefully get through these weird "adult" years with them being as lovey as possible. By the time they're ready to "retire", we hope we will be, too!
post #19 of 26
Limerick loves belly rubs. He wants them at night. He purrs and just wants more. Sooo cute!!
post #20 of 26
Riley, Zeke and Jesse James LOVE it. Savannah sometimes lets you rub her belly, but not often.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sooz123
Holly won't allow us to really hold her yet, but that's going to change if my life depends on it.

Mika only tolerates belly rubs at first, then he realizes how good it feels and relaxes. Of course we're talking about a born lap cat... this child puts up with everything and he's not even a year yet! He puts up with being carried around like a baby, hugging, kissing, everything else. Of course that took some doing... when I took him out of the carrier after bringing him home, I picked him up, hugged him, and gave him a big kiss on the nose. He jerked back and looked at me like "what the hell are you doing, lady?"

We've said it dozens of times... Mookie is the most tolerant cat we've ever seen. Like I said he's not even a year old yet and he acts like Garfield. We're working to get Holly to be the same way... so we can hopefully get through these weird "adult" years with them being as lovey as possible. By the time they're ready to "retire", we hope we will be, too!
Just to warn you, we have had Festus since birth, and she was handled a lot very young. She was Lexie's favorite from the first, and was cuddled upside down, with nose rubs, and kisses. She will leave if I kiss on her, she hates being held belly up, and doesn't like belly rubs. That said, she is still a very loving kitty, and will sit on my lap sometimes, or just sit near me.

But Garfield, who we got at 8-9 weeks, but who was raised with kids, loves belly rubs, sloppy kisses, he loves it ALL! And Will loves a good belly rub. Today he was holding my ankle, trying to keep me from getting away from him, so I would pet him more! (It's been a busy week, and he knows I owe him more time!)

But even if Holly doesn't turn out as physically lovey as Mika, she will have her own way of showing her love.
post #22 of 26
My kitty loves her belly rubbed and my mom rubbed her tonight with the small dust broom that comes with the dust pail as she loves to be rubbed all over. She also loves your feet rubbing her and she usually rubs her body against them. She's very affectionate which is nice.
post #23 of 26
My Chita kitty loves belly rubs. She will roll over just so you can rub her tummy. She will wiggle all around and if she gets to far away I will tap the floor or reach and touch her and she will wiggle back closer. My other kitty isn't too fond of belly rubs though.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
I think this picture says it all! Dushka goes into ecstasy if you rub her tummy, but hte other two can take it or leave it.

Awwwww look at that content face

Rosie would shred my hand if i rubbed her tummy, but Sophie likes it only for a short while.
post #25 of 26
HRH blossom absolutely loves it when i rub her tummy, but only if it's her idea first! snooker is so macho...he only lets us rub his back.
post #26 of 26
Leo LOVES belly rubs! He normally sleeps on his back, so it's really the only way you can pet him after a nap

Lola seems to not have a strong opinion on the subject. She'll let me rub her belly and she'll purr, but she doesn't actively seek them the way Leo does
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