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Jackpot
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(08-02-2013, 11:26 PM)
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I've given so much unintentional abuse. Now things make sense.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-maga...nitor-23532315

Cat owners are confused about what their pet wants, a new survey suggests. When a cat lies on its back what does it want?

A tummy rub?

WRONG! It's the head stroke. According to the survey by charity Cats Protection a cat lying on its back is saying it trusts you not to touch its belly. It is also giving someone permission to stroke its head.

http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/cat-beha...203400409.html

Lying down, belly exposed: This is not an invitation for a belly rub. The cat is showing that it trusts you, and if you touch its belly, you are betraying that trust; that's why cats will often respond by grabbing your hand and wrist with their claws. Just give it a little pat on the head instead.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle...its-tummy.html

• The greeting – when the cat walks towards you with its tail up, it means it is saying hello

• The sign of trust – when the cat rolls on its back exposing its stomach it is showing it trusts you rather than wanting its belly rubbed.

• The leg rub – when the cats rubs its head and body against your legs it is saying you smell strange and is trying to mark you with its scent

• Flattened ears – when the cat flattens its ears it is frightened and needs somewhere to hide

• Licking of lips – while after eating this can just be it is cleaning itself, at other times it can be a sign of nausea or stress

• The slow blink – the cat will slowly close and open its eyes, turning its head to one side, meaning it is relaxed and is not feeling threatened

strafer
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(08-02-2013, 11:27 PM)
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My life has been a lie.
Data West
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(08-02-2013, 11:27 PM)
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that's a weird way to express trust.

when a dog lays on it's back, it wants its belly rubbed, none of this cryptic bullshit. dogs stay winning.
akira28
am I an eager baby bird?
am I a cute baby bunny?
(08-02-2013, 11:27 PM)
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I now hate cats
JB1981
I am full of shit.
Rich, smooth, creamy shit.
(08-02-2013, 11:28 PM)
Sometimes my cat likes the belly rub, sometimes she doesn't. Depends
ZedIndyLil
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(08-02-2013, 11:28 PM)
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I've only known one cat ever who took a belly rubbing as affection instead of aggression/play. Luckily she's one of mine.
Incandenza
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(08-02-2013, 11:29 PM)
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Then why does he purr so much when I rubadubdub his belly-welly yes I dooooo
Kwixotik
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(08-02-2013, 11:29 PM)
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Man, I've been a douche to my cat
Henchmen21
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(08-02-2013, 11:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonzord

that's a weird way to express trust.

when a dog lays on it's back, it wants its belly rubbed, none of this cryptic bullshit. dogs stay winning.

Came in to post this. Dogs rule!
Regiruler
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(08-02-2013, 11:29 PM)
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As Robert Jordan said, "Cats are like women: they do one thing but expect another." I don't think he actually said this but I wouldn't be suprised
boutdown
(08-02-2013, 11:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Dragonzord

that's a weird way to express trust.

when a dog lays on it's back, it wants its belly rubbed, none of this cryptic bullshit. dogs stay winning.

Yep
ffdgh
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(08-02-2013, 11:29 PM)
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That's...backwards.
Savitar
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(08-02-2013, 11:30 PM)
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I'm going to stick to giving people belly rubs.

At least the police tell me when it's a bad touch.
Stinkles
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(08-02-2013, 11:31 PM)
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Rubhubwub hive
vferrel
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(08-02-2013, 11:32 PM)
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You guys just suck at giving cats belly rubs.
Acerac
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(08-02-2013, 11:32 PM)
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I knew it! Never has a cat been happy when I've tried to rub their belly, eventually I just stopped despite what people say.
SRG01
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(08-02-2013, 11:32 PM)
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Half-closed eyes are also a sign of trust.
Baraka in the White House
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(08-02-2013, 11:33 PM)
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My brother's Bengal cat fucking loves having its belly rubbed. It will flop on it's back repeatedly and roll around until you in engage it in belly rubbing.
NekoFever
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(08-02-2013, 11:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Incandenza

Then why does he purr so much when I rubadubdub his belly-welly yes I dooooo

They purr when distressed as well.

So when they roll onto their backs and expose the belly, it's because they don't want you to touch it.

And when they're purring, they could be happy, or they could be upset.

Easy, right?
thisfragilelife
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(08-02-2013, 11:38 PM)
I literally I just saw this video a couple minutes and was chuckling the whole time and it reminded me of this article.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKffm2uI4dk

Every one of this dude's videos are hilarious especially the "True Facts about..."
Muffdraul
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(08-02-2013, 11:39 PM)
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We were really lucky with our two current cats. When they roll onto their backs, they DO want tummy rubs and scritches. Sends them to heaven, they close their eyes and knead.
Baconsaurus Rex
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(08-02-2013, 11:40 PM)
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Fucking backwards ass pet.
fatigues_gasolini
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(08-02-2013, 11:41 PM)
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I shove my face into my cats stomach when she is on her back showing her belly, guess ive been doing it wrong.
Reule
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(08-02-2013, 11:43 PM)
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Sounds like dog propaganda trying to drive a rift between cats and their owners. Seriously though, my cat seems to like it. I will rub her belly and pet her head.
Cerity
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(08-02-2013, 11:43 PM)
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When they roll on their backs, they're actually looking for weaknesses from the upside down perspective, unfortunately for them owners take it as a sign to attack their belly.
sleepykyo
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(08-02-2013, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Incandenza

Then why does he purr so much when I rubadubdub his belly-welly yes I dooooo

It is actually pleading for you to stop, you monster.

• The sign of trust – when the cat rolls on its back exposing its stomach it is showing it trusts you rather than wanting its belly rubbed.

• The leg rub – when the cats rubs its head and body against your legs it is saying you smell strange and is trying to mark you with its scent

I don't know what to believe anymore. Save me jebus.
Devolution
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(08-02-2013, 11:45 PM)
The cat here doesn't attack you when you do that. She's a sweetheart.
DonMigs85
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(08-02-2013, 11:45 PM)
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It's the opposite for dogs, they always expect a belly rub when they roll over.
apocalidiot
(08-02-2013, 11:46 PM)
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Cats kneading is the cutest thing ever
DominoKid
Geocities gawdamn :(
(08-02-2013, 11:46 PM)
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welp i am thoroughly confused now.
strafer
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(08-02-2013, 11:48 PM)
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What to do when a dog roll on it's back?
SirMossyBloke
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(08-02-2013, 11:50 PM)
Bullshit, my cat lies with it's belly up all the time and loves it being rubbed.
Kwixotik
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(08-02-2013, 11:50 PM)
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What does it mean when my cat is licking its butthole?
XANDER CAGE
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(08-02-2013, 11:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kwixotik

What does it mean when my cat is licking its butthole?

It trusts that you'll do the same.
Golden Slumbers
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(08-02-2013, 11:53 PM)
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The good thing about dogs is they ALWAYS want their bellies rubbed so there's no confusion.
dark_chris
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(08-02-2013, 11:54 PM)
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Thats a freakin lie.
My current cat loves to be belly rubbed. When I start rubbing his belly, he stretches himself out much more so I get everything. He loves it. He purrs and shit
Karsticles
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(08-02-2013, 11:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by dark_chris

Thats a freakin lie.
My current cat loves to be belly rubbed. When I start rubbing his belly, he stretches himself out much more so I get everything. He loves it. He purrs and shit

This.
Sykotik
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(08-02-2013, 11:56 PM)
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My black cat, Kitty, doesn't care where you pet him. Doesn't bite or scratch unless coaxed.

My tabby cat, Kitty, will attack you like a piece of meat if you touch his feet.

My orange tabby cat, Kitty, will stand on his back legs and paw at you when he wants petting. He also likes to bite you after softening you up with lick-age.
dark_chris
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(08-02-2013, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sykotik

My black cat, Kitty, doesn't care where you pet it. Doesn't bite or scratch unless coaxed.

My tabby cat, Kitty, will attack you like a piece of meat if you touch his feet.

My orange tabby cat, Kitty, will stand on his back legs and paw at you when he wants petting. He also likes to bite you after softening you up with lick-age.

I think i like Kitty best.
Clydefrog
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(08-02-2013, 11:58 PM)
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I still don't get it. My roommate has 2 cats. One is old and loooves his belly rubbed. The other I've known since he was a wittle kitty and playfully bites me when I rub his belly. It's not like "ow! you motherfucker!" type of bite/scratch. It's like a playful bite. Doesn't hurt a bit. Should I stop?
ricochetguro
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(08-02-2013, 11:58 PM)
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Just like God this is a lie.
Forsaken82
(08-03-2013, 12:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

It's the opposite for dogs, they always expect a belly rub when they roll over.

Not always... sometimes they just want to sleep like that.
ricochetguro
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(08-03-2013, 12:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Forsaken82

Not always... sometimes they just want to sleep like that.

Both of our dogs sleep like that sometimes, it's quite cute. The older usually moans/growls a bit when she wants to be pet and is doing that while looking at us.
KINGofCRA5H
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(08-03-2013, 12:03 AM)
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another example of why cats are the worst
SamVimes
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(08-03-2013, 12:03 AM)
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This sounds like having a shitty girlfriend.
Kyuur
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(08-03-2013, 12:03 AM)
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My older cat doesn't bite me. She usually rolls over while I am petting her and MAKES me pet her on her belly. My other one that is younger and we have only had for a while bites or bunny kicks. I think it depends.
SneakyStephan
(08-03-2013, 12:03 AM)
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So cats are like that damaged goods girlfriend who constantly feels the need to test you (i'ma show you my belly because I know you would never touch it)


Only cat body language you need to know imo is tail swiping, when the tail starts to move you know the cat is agitated and you're about to get bitten.

And for dogs it's lip licking, when they do that they show submission , usually as a reaction to you doing something they find unpleasant/annoying or making them nervous/scared
A good rule is to stop then before the dog decides submission isn't working and just bite you to get you to stop being a douche.
DUFFMCWALIN
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(08-03-2013, 12:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by SamVimes

This sounds like having a girlfriend.

fixed
ToxicAdam
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(08-03-2013, 12:07 AM)
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A cat sounds a lot like a girlfriend ...


Edit:dammit
GMN
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(08-03-2013, 12:08 AM)
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.................

cats are fucking stupid

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