One of Watanuki’s favorite places to chill is the rug on the kitchen floor. This may have something to do with the rug being thoroughly impregnated with catnip.
A typical pose on the rug. ‘Nuki does a lot of writing when he’s stoned, and it’s rather common for him to wind up on his side or back like this.
That white tummy is tempting, isn’t it? Just asking for a rub, right?
Don’t believe it.
He’s not nearly as stoned as he wants you to think. Check his eyes: the pupils aren’t at all dilated. For the sake of your hands, don’t try to rub the tummy until he falls asleep.
Think he’s out? Well…they’re your hands. You can risk them if you want. Brush the fur gently and pull back quickly. See what happens.
That’s what I thought. I’m not sure ‘Nuki ever really sleeps.
Better go wash the blood off your hands before it attracts sharks.
Yes, I know. Zackie, of course, would never let you touch her white parts, even though the white fur was softer.
He will, on rare occasions, allow Maggie to rub his tummy. Definitely a bit of the momma’s boy in our Mr. Knuckles.
And yes, the white fur is softer. I wonder if that’s universal among black and white cats.
I bet it is universal that the white fur is softer and that the cat doesn’t like it to be touched.
Obviously some experimentation is necessary. Do you think we can get federal funding for a study? For it to be conclusive, we’ll need to try to rub the tummies of every black and white cat in the world.
I’m not sure my hands can withstand that many injuries.
But…but…it’s for SCIENCE!