Your Friday Art Cat is trying to tell you something

In honor of the oh-so-adorable, weekly Tummy Rub Tuesday feature on Katzenworld, your Friday Art Cat shows her soft, white belly. But it’s not for petting!

White and gray tabby kitty showing its belly.

It is a rare kitty who actually wants you to stroke the tummy. A cat will roll over and show its belly to demonstrate that it trusts you, and that it is relaxed.  However, most cats find it offensive for you to, then, violate this confidence by invading exposed belly space. You might receive bites, or a shredded hand for doing so, even from this sweet-looking Friday Art Cat.

For an informative article with video description of this and other common cat behaviors check out Why your cat claws and bites you when you rub its tummy.

I am a guest blogger for Katzenworld. Please click on over to Art is Not for Sissies and peruse my other posts about cats. And art, too! Thanks!
Carol Parker Mittal

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26 thoughts on “Your Friday Art Cat is trying to tell you something

  1. My Cloud has the softest fur (one reason for his name) and a beautiful white tummy. He will allow a brief rub but I don’t push my luck, even at eight he’s a very energetic boy.

  2. Love the painting Carol and it demonstrates your point perfectly. When a cat exposes it’s belly in front of us, it’s not usually inviting us to give it a good stroke, and it’s up to us owners to recognise and respect our cats preferences for the different types of physical interaction!

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