Abby likes me to hold her feet too...although I have yet to rub her head at the same time!But you know what else really makes a difference? Every time I'm on the floor petting him, he rolls on his side and bunny-kicks his feet into the air. At first I thought he was trying to kick me away, but then I realized he just wants me to hold his feet so he has something to push against. So the standard position is me holding his feet in the air and rubbing his head with the other hand. The things we do for our kitties.