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Toby's Diary

Being stroked

October 30th 2012 12:35 am
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Mum was reading a magazine yesterday that came from our insurance company so is all about pets. Much better than the stuff she normally reads. She read a bit out to me.

"Did you know that after five minutes of being stroked a cat's blood pressure goes down?"

"It does feel good that's true."

But then she read that they reckpn you should not stroke a sleeping cat. I sighed. People aren't very bright sometimes.

"Where is my favourite place to sleep?" I asked.

"Mostly next to me." She got that one right.

"And what happens when I nestle next to you?"

"I stroke you."

This is true. If she doesn't she gets a firm reminder of just exactly what her hands are for - stroksies!

"So I know that sleeping next to you will result in strokes and I can choose to sleep anywhere I like so doesn't that make you think I might be happy to be stroked even if I'm asleep?"

She looked happier at that. "Maybe they asked Josie. She's less keen on the stroking while sleeping thing."

Josie has pretty much retreated to her snug and wants to be woken when it's Spring again. Mum says she can't spend the next six months there but Josie plans to try.

Today is actually sunny if a bit cold.

We have also been purring for all the cats and their families in the path of Sandy Storm. It looks very frightening so we are purring for it to weaken soon and for everyone to be safe and for all the people who will be trying to get everything fixed.


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Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

October 30th 2012 at 3:19 am

I thought we were meant to reduce our humans blood pressure? Oh well either way stroking has it benefits. I love to be stroked while I'm sleeping. Mum strokes me than I purr her to sleep.
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

October 30th 2012 at 7:27 am

Toby, you should have been on the debate team.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

October 30th 2012 at 11:46 pm

I like getting petted all the time!
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

October 31st 2012 at 9:46 pm

I have firm ideas about when I want to be stroked or not, and I've trained my Mom so well that she can usually tell just by holding her hand near me whether or not I want to be stroked. Something in my energy field just says "stay away" to her sometimes, but she can't put a finger on what it is or how she senses it, she just knows that if she ignores it and pets me anyways, the results are not good.

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