Let me show you: You may fancy a brief tickling of the tummy but the hooman is very busy, dashing about doing what hoomans do (lots of dashing, not much achieved). You must throw yourselves in front of their feet - not too close, you don't want them to step on you - and roll quickly onto your back.
Above we have a picture of the supine position. Cats who adopt this pose look vulnerable and appealing. What the hooman reads from the pose is, "Look at me, I trust you so much that I am baring my stomach to you. Is it too much to ask for a rub in exchange for my undying love?"
Of course, rub me for a nano second too long and I will sink my teeth into your hand and my claws into your arm but that's the risk the hooman takes.
|This picture and the one below posed by models.|
|Please help me, I'm starving to death here.|
You may have eaten a bowl of food a short while ago, but after an exhausting hour of bird-watching, chasing some idiot interloper cat from the garden and batting a ball of paper across the floor, you are now STARVING.
You go and sit by the bowl as the hoomans sit at the kitchen table. One of them may say: "She can't be hungry; she had two sachets of meaty chunks and a handful of crispy crunchies at 10 o'clock." So you have to employ some emotional blackmail. Jump up on the chair, rest your chin on the table and start to drool. Works every time.
|I adopt the "accusing" pose.|
So, my feline friends, that's how it's done. You're welcome.
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