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Toby's Diary

I think I'm normal...

August 30th 2011 10:42 pm
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When my mum is reading her book or wactching TV like she was last night sometimes I like to have a cuddle. Surely normal behaviour for an affectionate cat?

What my mum thinks is weird is how I go about it. I stand on the arm of the sofa and fall sideways to land on my back. I think this is fine, I know she will catch me and I land in perfect tummy rubbing position. She says normal cats get comfy on the lap first and build up to the rolling on the back. That strikes me as a terrible waste of time! The first time I did it she thought I had made a mistake but cats never make mistakes and I knew exactly what I was doing.

Do others cats just tumble into position or am I odd like my mum says?


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Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 31st 2011 at 1:57 am

What is normal??? we're cats!!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

August 31st 2011 at 3:23 am

I love a tummy rub too but I have to say your way of getting it is a little bit odd but it takes all kinds of kitties to make the world go around mate. If you like this method of cuddling your mum then keep doing it. I agree with Blizzard's comment above my. What is really normal. Cats are far from normal in the first place.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

August 31st 2011 at 4:38 am

Toby, you're normal. Your kind of normal. Like Bizz says there are all kinds of normal for cats. Mom thinks I'm not normal because I don't even like my tummy rubbed. It tickles. I like my back, neck and head rubbed but not my tummy.

Paw Script: My Mom thinks what you do is very cute.
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

August 31st 2011 at 6:13 am

I finks youse 'ficient. You don' wastes lotsa times "gettin ready"-you jus' goes fur it.

Yer mom should be glad you efun 'lows her to toush yer tummy, cuz I don'.
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

August 31st 2011 at 10:04 am

You should get extra points for style and daring with that maneuver. Me, I'm partial to the lean. When I want to snuggle I lean into my mom and collapse against her.
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

September 1st 2011 at 2:37 am

I think that sounds like the perfect way to get a belly rub! By the way, did you see the entry in the Cat's Meow blog about how food in the other cat's dish tastes better? I thought of you!

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