How to Pet A Cat

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 23, 2018

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Step One: Identify a cat. The most important part in petting a cat is making sure you are petting a cat, and that cat is friendly. If you own a cat check in your cats, favorite hiding spots such as under beds or in closets. If you can’t find your cat check any boxes you or the top of your fridge. If you are in your friend or associates home polity ask where their cat is. Once you find your friend or associates cat ask if it is friendly. If their cat is friendly, you can move onto step two. The final situation where you can find a cat is outside. Your neighbors may have an outdoor cat if you see one make eye contact and try to get the cat to come over. You may achieve this by crouching down and making noises or saying, “Here kitty, kitty.” The cat will approach you if it does not keep walking. If you see an unusually large cat digging through a trashcan, it is probably not a cat. It is likely a raccoon. Don’t try to pet a raccoon.

Step Two: Earn the cats trust. Earning the cats trust is essential so that it feels comfortable being pet by you. First slowly approach the cat, make sure you do not threaten the cat then slowly crouch down, and if the cat is still there slowly reach your hand out. Be sure not to show any fear as the cat approaches and sniffs your hand if the cat flattens its ears slowly pull your hand away and let the cat come to you if the cat does not, then you should leave. Let the cat sniff your hand, and the cat may rub its head against your fingers. If the cat bites you or claws, retreat and try again later. For added bonding present the cat with offerings to appease it, such as food or toys. While earning the feline’s trust, it is very important not to make any sudden movements or loud noises that may startle the cat. Remember at this stage the cat is in charge do what the cat wants you to do.

Step Three: Identify where the cat should be pet. Every animal has spots where they love or despise to be pet. Cats love to be pet on the top of the head between their ears. They also love to be scratched behind the ears and under their chin. Some cats can be pet down the back, but that may not work for all cats because some may try to bite your arm. Never under any circumstances, even if the cat seems to like it wants you to, pet their stomach. It will be a trap. Additionally, do not pet their tail or paws.

Step Four: Petting. Now that the cat trusts you and you are aware of where the feline likes to be pet you may proceed. With two fingers gently stroke the cats head, don’t loom your hand over the cat as you approach that feels threatening to them. Instead, extend your hand level to their face. Once the cat enjoys and is comfortable with you petting it, you can move onto scratching the cat’s ears and chin. The cat may lean into your hand, don’t pull away keep petting. If when you stop petting the cat rubs against you with its tail high, resume petting, the cat liked being pet and wants you to pet it more. If while petting the cat starts to twitch its back or lash its tail stop petting and stand up, not too quickly, the cat has become irritated.

Step Five: Leaving. Depending on your experience with the cat this may be the hardest part. If the cat enjoyed being pet by you, it will try to lure you back usually by rubbing against your legs and meowing. Do not look at the cat, walk away. If the cat follows you keep walking the cat will eventually give up. If you are leaving the cat because it hissed or otherwise attacked you the best course of action would be to stand up slowly and back away running may provoke the cat or further startle it. Keep your eyes on the cat as you back away but do not look directly into the cat's eyes. Now that you have completed petting the cat you can return to whatever you were doing before.


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