YOUR CAT SHOWS YOU ITS BELLY
When your cat rolls over on its back and shows you its belly, it’s engaging in a display of the deepest trust. That’s because it’s purposefully taking a vulnerable position. It’s like the cat is telling you, “I would be easy prey right now, but I feel safe because I know you won’t harm me.” It’s also a playful gesture, meaning your cat probably wants some attention, but don’t mistake it as a dog-like invitation for a belly rub. Going straight for that exposed tummy with your hand is like a immediate betrayal of the trust your cat is showing you, and you’ll stand a good chance of being bitten.