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(Buzzfeed)   For those of you out there unlucky enough to not have a cat friend, here is a handy guide on how to pet one   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 22
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11287 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Jan 2013 at 9:30 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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GBB
2013-01-20 09:39:39 AM
6 votes:
I think this is referring to petting a friends cat. If a cat is not familiar with you, this is mostly accurate.
Skr
2013-01-20 09:45:39 AM
4 votes:
The belly is a tactical trap. I've heard speak that a cat rolls onto their back showing their belly to signify trust but this is pure lie. The real reason is, the cat has a clear and quick vector of sinking four clawed paws and a mouthful of teeth into the offending hand. The cat may pretend to enjoy it long enough to catch you off guard then WHAM! Love punctures.
2013-01-20 09:43:48 AM
4 votes:
Fark is really going downhill. Reposts from Reddit days later, nagging me about adblock ,and when I turned off adblock, all the ads were either flashing or video. The $5 for total fark not enough Drew?
2013-01-20 09:35:00 AM
4 votes:
Is this chart suggesting that cats don't want belly rubs? My cat would like a word with them.
2013-01-20 09:55:44 AM
3 votes:

haterade: McUnfKitty: Fark is really going downhill. Reposts from Reddit days later, nagging me about adblock ,and when I turned off adblock, all the ads were either flashing or video. The $5 for total fark not enough Drew?

At least fark has a nice format because reddit makes my eyes hurt


This. I can't understand how people can stand Reddit's layout. It's farking awful and super non intuitive. You have to do a lot of scrolling up and down just to read one story. And not only are the posts sorted by popularity, which you can change to chronological, okay, but there's still the idiotic threaded comments that get subthreaded. WTF? That's unreadable. Whatever happened to the good old quote?
2013-01-20 11:35:22 AM
2 votes:

McUnfKitty: Redd


If you like it so much there, go there instead of bothering us with yourself.
2013-01-20 10:29:43 AM
2 votes:
I think the chart is pretty accurate although the belly is more like a venus flytrap. Both my cats would allow the belly rub until I wasn't paying attention then suddenly my hand would be trapped in this balled up biting thing.
2013-01-20 10:02:00 AM
2 votes:
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
2013-01-20 09:53:15 AM
2 votes:
Stay away from the belly unless you know the cat likes it. It's kind of like anal sex.
2013-01-20 09:32:40 AM
2 votes:
This was stupid even when I saw it on reddit
2013-01-20 01:12:59 PM
1 votes:
2013-01-20 12:09:02 PM
1 votes:
Really? Second page and a liter had to do this? Too much adblock whargarbl.

Link
/Made safe with generous helping of lolcats
2013-01-20 10:47:45 AM
1 votes:

McUnfKitty: Yes it is you. Instead of this mess of quotes and requotes, our little"conversation" would take up about 2 inches of screen with nothing else between them. Millions of people comment on it and you said outright in your original post that you don't get it. I haven't even started about the stupid filter on Fark here.


Where?

Still an idiot. Go clean Reddit's spunk from your mouth.
2013-01-20 10:18:09 AM
1 votes:

McUnfKitty: rocky_howard: This. I can't understand how people can stand Reddit's layout. It's farking awful and super non intuitive. You have to do a lot of scrolling up and down just to read one story. And not only are the posts sorted by popularity, which you can change to chronological, okay, but there's still the idiotic threaded comments that get subthreaded. WTF? That's unreadable. Whatever happened to the good old quote?

You don't get nested comments? I'm sorry about your brain.


Hur dur! Clearly the problem is me not getting it and not the idiotic scrolling one has to make to read them. CLEARLY.

farking idiot...
2013-01-20 10:17:03 AM
1 votes:
icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com

Not-A-CSB

showed this to a friend in the math department and she didn't understand why the two circles overlapped and how anything could be both loved and hated. Told her that she must not own cats or grew up with them. She wondered how I knew that.

Smart people can be clueless.
2013-01-20 10:02:58 AM
1 votes:
What's up with the butt button anyway ("F*ck Yes" in the link). If you start to pet their back by the head and work towards the tail, just before you get the the base of the tail their ass shoots up in the air. Male or female, doesn't seem to make a difference.
2013-01-20 09:53:00 AM
1 votes:

tiamet4: Is this chart suggesting that cats don't want belly rubs? My cat would like a word with them.


My cat never used to trust anyone to touch it. Letting you pet her flank (which she did like) was a sign of trust. In her old age? She occasionally flops onto her side when you walk into the room. I should clarify: her preferred logistics are that she halfway curls up on a table or other surface, you nestle your hand inside the curl and go to town.

Meisaims: It's a pretty good guide. The comments are all like "NOOOO MY FLUFFY LETS YOU PET HER ANYWHERE THIS IS INACCURATE" and they kind of make me wonder about the people who think their cat is that statistically significant.


It's a rather crappy guide, actually. Might be a decent one for a cat you've never met before, but most all cats really enjoy a tummy rub- the question is whether they trust the person doing the petting enough to have access to what is a pretty vulnerable area.

And, of course, there's the issue of individual variation- I once met a cat that went absolutely bonkers for noserubs. Tried that on my cat and got a confused look that suggested I move my hand to somewhere worthwhile. She's also never seemed particularly interested in the lower back, but do a good job on her shoulders, and you instantly become a very good friend.

It's just not a useful graph. If you're new to cats, start with the shoulders and go from there. Pet with the grain, not against it. If you get particularly far into a session, the cat will tell you what they like.
2013-01-20 09:48:34 AM
1 votes:

McUnfKitty: Fark is really going downhill. Reposts from Reddit days later, nagging me about adblock ,and when I turned off adblock, all the ads were either flashing or video. The $5 for total fark not enough Drew?


At least fark has a nice format because reddit makes my eyes hurt
2013-01-20 09:47:33 AM
1 votes:

McUnfKitty: Fark is really going downhill. Reposts from Reddit days later, nagging me about adblock ,and when I turned off adblock, all the ads were either flashing or video. The $5 for total fark not enough Drew?


I'll put up with the annoying yellow band at the top of the page in order to avoid all the obnoxious flashing ads. Like many here, I'm ADD and have difficulty focusing on the text if there's some flashing farking ad off to the side.
2013-01-20 09:46:39 AM
1 votes:

McUnfKitty: Fark is really going downhill. Reposts from Reddit days later, nagging me about adblock ,and when I turned off adblock, all the ads were either flashing or video. The $5 for total fark not enough Drew?


Don't forget the giant glaringly obvious paid links. Like the 400 a day we get from buzzfeed, the new Cracked.com of 'run 4000 things as scripts'.

Also, seriously fark, fix the adblock nag. I tried every work around and whitelisting and disabling everything in stages, including running nothing, and the nag still shows up.

So now you get nothing from me, because I couldn't fix it by being an honest and legit consumer.
2013-01-20 09:36:58 AM
1 votes:

Meisaims: It's a pretty good guide. The comments are all like "NOOOO MY FLUFFY LETS YOU PET HER ANYWHERE THIS IS INACCURATE" and they kind of make me wonder about the people who think their cat is that statistically significant.


MY FLUFFY IS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT TO ME THIS IS INACCURATE
2013-01-20 09:35:21 AM
1 votes:
It's a pretty good guide. The comments are all like "NOOOO MY FLUFFY LETS YOU PET HER ANYWHERE THIS IS INACCURATE" and they kind of make me wonder about the people who think their cat is that statistically significant.
 
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