How can you live with cats and not want to kiss them all the time? Impossible! I constantly smooch my three kitties, but there are certain spots on their little bodies that are more kissable … at least to me. Call it the “smooch anatomy.” There are also a few areas I consider “dangerous waters,” but I dive in head first anyway. Hey, it’s worth the risk!
Here are the six parts of my cats’ bodies that are complete lip magnets:
When I was a little girl, my mom always kissed the top of my head or my forehead. This made me feel safe and loved. I’m 45 years old and she still does it, with the same effect. I also gravitate to the top of the head and forehead — of my cats. They’re nice, flat areas — the perfect canvas on which to lay my lips. Cosmo (pictured above) has a strip on his forehead that looks like someone went after him with a paintbrush full of white paint. When I’m wearing lipstick and kiss him there, the strip turns the prettiest shade of red. Then everyone knows he’s loved by someone who has fantastic taste in lipstick.
When my cats curl up, their soft side is exposed. Not only is this is wide open invitation for a nice huff, it’s a cat-kisser’s paradise. There’s so much area to kiss and cats usually don’t mind soft lip-smacks on this part of their body. It’s probably the safest place to kiss a cat.
I love it when I see my cats from behind when they’re loafing, their fuzzy little haunches poking out to the side. I sneak up behind them and gently take hold and lay a big ol’ kiss right on top of the fuzz. Sometimes I gently squeeze them and say, “Honk!” What? They’re insanely cute!
Feelin’ lucky, punk? All right, then perhaps you want to dive into a kitty belly and snag a smooch. The fuzzy tummy of a cat is the Holy Grail of all kissing spots. None of my cats are fond of my face plastered against their bellies, but that doesn’t mean I don’t try now and again. I feel like I need special armor to wear when kissing a kitty belly — you know, to protect me from rabbit kicks to the face. I’d just need a opening for my lips.
Oh, the bunny-soft fur of the kitty neck! What a treat! This small area is a sweet spot that can usually only be reached while a cat is sleeping or extremely relaxed. At least that’s the case with my cats. But when I do have the opportunity to slide in for a kissy-kiss, it’s so worth it! The neck area is always warm and cozy. I wish I could shrink myself and cuddle in for nap right there. Don’t you?
The cheek, the muzzle, the snout — whatever you call it, it gets a lot of kisses!
I like to smooth back the whiskers and rest my lips on the cheek (that’s what I call it). Sometimes I even kiss the lips, and I know that’s not a popular choice with some cat lovers. I don’t care — I’m a lip kisser. The only time I get grossed out is when Cosmo’s been drooling and my cheek kissing results in a little cat drool on my lips. It’s happened before and it’ll happen again.
What parts of your cats are totally kissable? Tell us in the comments!
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About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (originated right here on Catster) 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 features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.