Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - #7

Thirteen Steps to Massage Your Cat!!!
  1. First, start scratching your cat behind the left ear. Rub the entire ear, even stroking on the inside of the top.
  2. Then scratch the top of their head, between the ears. Then go to the right ear and repeat #1.
  3. Move to the left side of their face and scratch below the whiskers. Now under their chin.
  4. Then the right side of their face. (You start on the left to balance the kitty out, because if your cat is right-pawed, they do everything with the right side of their body. If your cat is left-pawed, do this in reverse.) Mom learned this at Yoga class.
  5. Go back up to their ears and then to the top of their head.
  6. Stroke the top of their head down the entire back in one continuous motion.
  7. With your hand wide open, to span the entire back, stroke it several times.
  8. Then go from head to tail end several times.
  9. Next with your hand wrapped all the way around the tail, stroke the entire tail several times. (Unless your cat does not like this or the tail is hurt.)
  10. If they melt like butter and lay down, you take each leg (one at a time) and stroke from shoulder to paw several times.
  11. Next, it your cat allows it (Samantha likes it, Tigger doesn't) rub each paw gently.
  12. Then if your cat is on its back stroke under the chin.
  13. Lastly, stroke any other place your cat will allow. Samantha likes her sides rubbed. Tigger likes his lower back stroked. Tummies are optional, because in some cats this makes them think you want to play. Therefore, un-calming them. Please note: Do what you know your cat likes. At the end of this massage, Samantha and Tigger are sleeping like babies.


The Meezers or Billy said...

I only gotted to step 3 'afore I gotted happy and sleepy. - Miles

The Furry Kids said...

Momma like this post a lot. She says she'd massage us - if only we'd hold still...

Earl Grey

Daisy said...

That sounds very wonderful! I am going to ask my Mommie to try this tonight. Thanks for the instructions, I can't wait!

The Cat Realm said...

We printed out two copies, one for the maid and one for the butler.
Thanks a lot!!!

Ali & Fiona said...

My momma really likes this information, even though she won't be able to get through all the steps with us.

Zoey and the furballs said...

MOOOOOMMMMMMYYYYYYY! Come give me a massage!

Mommy: Yeah right! Only when Mommy gets one.

The M's said...

We will try to get Mommie to give us a massage tonight, she can't say she doesn't know how now...hehehe.

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Pretty good instruc-tions, We like more restful scratchins, but that's jus us.

Cool, though!

Carolina Cats said...

Ohhh, thank you for this impawtant informashun! Mom kind of does this, but not all the steps.

Love Finny & Buddy

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Yoo just deskribed our spa day! Only mom and dad start wif clippy claws den mom does this to soothe us. Sadie turns into a boneless blob!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Thanks for the massage tips! I'm sending these along to my humans!

Jeannine said...

OK, two of my cats scratched me and the third loved it!

Anita said...

I hope that humans learn to give good massages. Muhahaha!