Cats are adorable. I love everything about their little bodies and sometimes spend a nice chunk of time staring at them, marveling over their overwhelming cuteness. And when I walk by a cat, and he or she is within my reach, I simply must touch.
Certain parts of the cat anatomy are harder to resist than others. Here are my top six:
Oh man, do I love me some kitty feet! I like to hold and squeeze them ever so lightly. I kiss them, too. Hush up — I know some of you are grossed out, but they’re my lips and I’ll kiss kitty feet if I want to. You know what else I like to do? I stick the tip of my finger between the paw pads and rub back and forth until the toes stretch out like a little fan. Do you know what I’m talking about? Eeeee!!
How do I love kitty ears? Let me count the ways. I sometimes hold an ear between my fingers and rub it — Phoebe enjoys it almost as much as I do. I feel her start to melt under my touch. And who doesn’t adore the amazingly soft little tufts behind the ears? They’re like bunny fur! I also like to “tickle” the coarser fur that sticks out of their ears. I think I just need a cat ear to hold in my pocket all day so I could rub it at my leisure. Is that weird? You don’t have to answer that.
Silky neck and chest fur is just divine. My tuxie Cosmo’s is like the fanciest, most shiny tuxedo shirt in all the land. Sometimes I call it his “blouse.” He doesn’t like that very much — tuxies are particular like that. When he’s sitting and in a mostly happy mood, I place the flat of my hand on his “blouse” and smooth the fur. I do it until he bites my hand, indicating “blouse time” is over.
When a cat’s tail is sticking up, I can’t help my grab it (gently, folks) from the bottom and then run my hand up to the tip-top. Sometimes I do it quickly so it kind of snaps. Occasionally, I’ll start at the top of the head, moving toward the back of the body, punctuating with a tight little tail snap. It’s the little things, isn’t it?
Oh, sweet little muzzle. I simply adore kitty “cheeks.” When a cat is in my lap, I sometimes reach down, smooth back the whiskers and lay a giant smooch right on the side of the muzzle. When a cat is in a good mood, I like to present my hand to his or her nose and allow them to push their “cheek” across it. It’s the muzzle, for shizzle!
Cat noses make me happy. I love the leathery feel and the rumbly vibration that comes from them when they purr. Sometimes I even place the rumbly nose to my ear so I can fully enjoy the sensation. I also enjoy rubbing the area between the eyes. I love watching their eyeballs roll back into their head. Once I rubbed the area between my eyes, just to see what the big deal was. It felt awesome! I totally get it. Now I just need to curl up in someone’s lap and ask them to rub between my eyes. Any takers?
What parts of your cat are completely irresistible? Tell us about it in the comments!
About the Author: Angie Bailey is a goofy girl with freckles and giant smile who wants everyone to be her friend. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, and thinking about cats doing people things. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that may or may not offend people. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.
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