Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm not really here, so let's rub some bellies!

I'm still playing with my imaginary people. I figure as long as everyone else in busy "NaNo-ing," I can keep "NotNo-ing."

But since you were nice enough to stop by today, here's a picture of my daughter's cat:



Doesn't she look comfy? Yes, she does like to have her belly rubbed.

Sometimes.

But not always. It's a crapshoot, really, and God help your hand if you gauge her mood poorly.

Do you have a cat? Or a dog? Possibly a ferret or a bird? Rabbit? Do they like to have their bellies rubbed?

Do you like to have your belly rubbed? 

 (Wait...is that too personal? Should I not have asked that? Feel free to reprimand me in the comments.)

25 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

My German Shepherd loves to have her belly rubbed. She makes a pretty ungainly picture, lying on the back with all 4 feet in the air. (If you've ever seen the cover of Gordon Korman's NO MORE DEAD DOGS -- that's exactly what she looks like.)

As for me, I prefer a head rub.

Sarah Pearson said...

That is the best cat picture ever.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Aw, what a cutie!
We have two cats and one like his belly rubbed. But if he's feeling playful, out come the claws.

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Love that cat! I have two cats...one who likes her belly rubbed and one who only lets me sneak in there when she's really sleepy.

Anne Gallagher said...

My cat sleeps like that too, and no, you cannot rub her belly.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I have hermit crabs.
Hmm...I don't think they even have bellies...

Teri Anne Stanley said...

My fish sleep like that sometimes. They are sleeping, right?

Karla Nellenbach said...

My cat loves to have his belly rubbed...so do my dogs for that matter. I guess we're just a belly rubbing family :)

Missy Olive said...

I sooooo need my belly rubbed. And my back. And my shoulders. And my legs......

Suze said...

Hmmm. Well, my lab, the lovely Kora, rolls over with four paws in the air to have her tummy rubbed. BUT, when I do it, her face looks so sad and miserable that I'm always wondering if I'm doing it right. But I've tried rubbing, light scratching, massagey-kind of rubbing, and she always looks the same. Any suggestions?! It's so complicated being a doggy-mum. *sigh*.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Both of our cats like to have their bellies rubbed, and they aren't shy about asking for what they want, either. Me, I prefer a pat on the head.

Carol Kilgore said...

What a great photo!
Two dogs - one who is a belly-rub whore and one who dares you to touch his.

Pearson Report said...

What a great shot this is!

I'm a dog owner - but I love cats too!

You made me laugh with the comment about gauging the mood of a cat before attempting the belly rub.

My friend's cat (my goddaughter - yes, yes, some people see their pets as children) thankfully likes her belly being rubbed, but only if she likes you, then all bets are off!

As to me...and belly rubs...ahh...brings back memories, and I'll leave it there and let ones imagination have a little fun!

Great "NotNo-ing" post!

Cheers, Jenny
PEARSON REPORT

jill said...

Neither of our dogs particularly want belly rubs (they go for head pets and ear rubs). Most of the cats will pounce on fingers that enter tummy territory, except one.

My little orange kitty sleeps in my bed all night. First thing in the morning, he flops over with eyes closed and demands his morning belly rub.

Of course he gets it.

LD Masterson said...

Great pictures. We've always had dogs rather than cats and, yup, every one of them loved to have their bellies rubbed.

Patsy said...

I have an imaginery cat. He mostly likes sleeping.

Sara McClung said...

What an adorable kitty!! I have two myself and they love to have their bellies rubbed :) Me? Not quite so much...

Ann Best said...

That is one great cat picture! Reminds me of my youngest daughters three cats. They are truly interesting creatures.
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Monica B.W. said...

Aw, that's the cutest pic evah!
I'd love to have a cat. Too bad Hubby's allergic.
And, um, don't rub my belly. LOL

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

As a former massage therapist I can tell you, not a lot of humans like their bellies rubbed. I don't.
My cat likes his ears rubbed. We have an ear-rubbing ritual that happens when I come home. Usually while I'm still sitting in the car.

Malin said...

My bunny hates being touched, my cat wants me to scratch IN her ears, and I... well there are other places I rather be rubbed than my belly.

Good luck with your NaNo!

abby mumford said...

linda -- do you need us to remind you what taking a break means?

Linda G. said...

Awww. Thank you all for stopping by blog even when I'm in slacker mode here. Y'all are the best. :)

Al said...

I'm busy NotNo-ing too!

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

If you rub my bellly, I am not responsible for what my spastic hand movements will do to your face. ;)