Kitty tummy trap questions:
Hello, I've been watching someone's cat for 5 months and I have some questions. I've never owned a cat and this is the longest I've ever shared my space with one. I think the cat likes me... we have long petting sessions where he wants me to rub him all over and he smooshes himself all over every available inch of me.
One thing I haven't gotten the hang of yet though is - during these petting sessions - he'll flop over on his back like pic related and close his eyes at me in what I believe is a kitty blink. I *REALLY REALLY* want to rub his belly when he does this. I'll inch my hand close to him verrryyyy slowly.... and when I get close he'll put his claws out and grab my hand. He's never scratched me, ever, and he doesn't scratch me... he gently rests his claws on my incoming hand as if to tell me "that's close enough pal!".. and then he kitty blinks at me.
He does this all the time. I really want to rub his inviting little cat belly because he's a big fricking cutie pie... but I also don't want him to scratch the shit out of me. If he hurts me I'll get mad. Is he going to scratch me if I inch closer?
He's really gentle with me... he open his mouth and puts his teeth on me but never, ever bites me. I really want to rub his belly.