There's a Wrong Way to Cuddle a Cat?
The most important points to note on the topic of cuddling, from Anna Cavelius' book For the Love of Cats.
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Third: If you are a really good back rubber, rubbing rhythmically, gently, not too roughly or too softly...
...you will be rewarded with purring since you are a cat-cuddling master. Never stop petting as long as your cat doesn't want you to. She will give you a signal when it is enough by getting up, jumping off your lap or the keyboard, stretching, or biting your hand.