Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Art of a Good Cat Massage

My Mom has been training hard to become my favorite person. She started reading a book called "Cat Speak" so she can communicate with me better.



In the book, she learned about cat massage as a way to "bond better with your cat." She isn't sure if the "bonding" is working, but you can see for yourself from these pics that it's a pretty darn good massage!

Gotta get the top of the head... then she'll
get my "M" on my forehead next...


Ohhh, the neck.... that's it Mom, right there...


Must not forget the cheeks...


Ah yes, the other side of my neck....


And now the back of my head..... don't forget the ears please....


I feel so relaxed.....


Mom has massaged my whole head (including cheeks, chin, and the "M" on my forehead), ears, and neck. I'm immensely enjoying it so she just keeps continuing with that approach.

For those of you who are training your humans, here's the massage training guide. It's all nonscientific, but something tells me that won't matter to you.



15 comments:

Brian said...

My Dad does that to us lots, we love it...he must have read that book!

Catherine said...

I will have to try some of those on Banjo! It sure looks like you are enjoying it!

One Cats Nip said...

How neat! My mom checked that out from the library and read it too!! She really liked the parts about how I try to communicate with her through body language and meows

Jacqueline said...

You look like you've got your Mom trained well!!...It's very sweet of you to pass on your massage technique, Prince; we love massage too!...xo...Calle,Halle,Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

Looks like you and your Mom are bonding.:) I think she's doing a great job massaging you.

Love,
Teddy Bear

The Paw Relations said...

That sounds good. We shall have to get our mum to do that.

Kea said...

Uh, could your mom please come here and do that to this human? A head and neck massage would be lovely right now!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

That looks like a good book. We will recommend it to our mom.
You look so relaxed there, and your mom has a good massage teckneek! We think you will have two favorite people very soon!
--JB

Laura said...

Wow that looks like the best massage EVER!! I'm going to have to try that with Hendrix, see if it doesn't calm him down a bit. He's quite the crazy cat these days! I don't know if you like your belly rubbed but Hendrix will lay there for hours if I'm rubbing his belly! Happy st. pattys!

Hoshi said...

I have read this book too!!
Very informative, academic study!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

My friend, Richard the World's Greatest Chef, is also the world's greatest massage giver...he learned from his c-a-t, Bob. I love it when he comes over because he gives me a head rub just like you got! Thanks for helping to make mom's birthday extra wonderful...your comments made her smile AND helped to save an Eskie.

Prinnie and Digby said...

Prints - SWEET! You are training your humans so well! Wow - I am enrolling in Prints' Human Training 101 effective immediately so that I can get some of those massages. They work for eskies, right???

Wish my C A T were more like you!

Love,
Prinnie and Digby and Foster sister Atka

Jemma and Tofu said...

Wow, you have your human wrapped around your little paws, Prints. I need to get mom to check out that book...sounds interesting!

Meow,
Tofu

Casper said...

wow! your blog's new look is awesome.

Poppy Q said...

I love a mum massage.