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What is Petting?

April 5th 2014 6:42 am
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When someone asks your Mom if they can pet you and she says yes, what do you get? I've experienced pats and strokes. Thankfully my Mom goes beyond those. She goes for the "scruffle" or the "scritch" but for her own kids (that's me and Quigley) it's a massage. Mom has amazing hands, especially her thumbs. She let me get naked this morning and then gave me the best massage I've ever had on my neck and upper body. Then she made me a cozy spot on the bed with Mr. Sun on my whole body. I am so relaxed. And Mom promised me a butt massage later. Can life get any better than this.

Of course Mom can't just go up to pups she doesn't know and massage them, but any dog who spends some time with Mom somehow knows of her talents and they happily beg for her attention. Last year Mom went to an outdoor event with a barnyard of animals in an enclosure. They had a beautiful old golden retriever senior watchdog, that stays with the animals. She was very laid back. Mom sat down and massaged the dog and she would not let her leave. Every time she got up to leave the dog would sit up and put her paw on her "please don't stop" was in her eyes. After 30 minutes, Mom finally had to leave and the dog was so relaxed and thanked Mom with her eyes. Mom says it's her way of "paying forward".

Hope my friends know someone who has this talent.

I think we need to get Mom's hands insured. They are magic.


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Barked by: Tessa (Dogster Member)

April 6th 2014 at 6:18 am

Oh wow, is your mama doing the T-Touch?!
Ours learned the basics and we do enjoy it! Her heart dog used to jump on Mom when she was laying on the couch reading and demand it, bol!
Barked by: Maleka (In Loving Memory) (Dogster Member)

April 6th 2014 at 7:58 am

Mom has her own style - not sure what T touch is but it's wonderful.
Barked by: Priscilla (Dogster Member)

April 6th 2014 at 8:22 am

Wow, Priscilla chimed in before I could. She loved Mom's massages too.

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