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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-19-2007, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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The "Flop Switch"

Has anyone noticed that cats have a "flop switch"? A certain spot just behind their shoulder that if you scritch there it makes them instantly flop over purring.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 12:13 AM
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Several of mine do that without even having to be touched.
They usually do it in the center of the hallway in the dead-of-night as I'm trying to walk to the kitchen...



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I wish I could find an "off" switch when they go into psycho mode.
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 12:46 AM
 
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Two of mine are into "foot jobs". In the most of unlikely of places, and with no prior petting required. They just randomly roll over and expose their bellies in whatever path I happen to be walking. They like for me to rub them down with my foot. In fact, with Tilak, she's scared and wary with hands, but use your foot, and you can do no wrong.

Harley has several flop switches. He's my floppy kitty, even enjoys being cuddled on my forearm on his back.
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Cow cat and Felix are always just flopping around when they walk up to me, but the 3 kittens their little "flop spot" Is on their back by the base of the tail, tickle them there and they're down It's so funny as their whole litter, 6 in all, is like that.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 01:56 PM
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Hmmmm....Rookie doesn't have a flop spot, as much as a flop situation. When I get home from work at night, she runs toward me, diverts left before she touches me, and flops.


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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 02:19 PM
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Daffy, Buggie and Garfield all do this .... they flop belly up in the middle of the floor ..... smokey sleeps flat on his back with the legs dangling ..... i always to check he is breathing

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 09:04 PM
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That is so funny, I describe Mischka as doing a flop and drop when you pet her, which is top middle near tail bone. It is an automatic reflex. Sundance just drops when he wants lovins. Silly's! Gotta love kittys!
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Arianwen has the same reflexive "flop spot" on her back just a bit in front of her tail. I think the first one I described just works if she's in a "flopping mood"

I mentioned reprisals in my first post this thread.
The kitty grapevine has it that CPURR (Cats Protective Underground Reactionary Revolution) now has me on probation. Another offense this dire and they'll put a price on my head. I hate to think...
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 12:21 AM
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Baby flops when you haven't seen her for a while, for food, lovings...
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