*Proceeds to disregard cats clawing and plays with them.*
It's fun to smack the back of their paw as they try to claw you. And kitties need play time. Pup-pups too.
Cat students: “Ooooooo 🤔” *furiously scribbles notes*
I taught my cat that doing so is fruitless. He liked to claw with his back legs so I’d simply hold his back legs with my other hand when I pet the belly. So he’s grab my hand with his front paws and bite me. I simply ignored this as he never bit hard enough to hurt me. My hand would simply be in his mouth and I’d keep rubbing the belly. Eventually he gave up and surrendered to the belly rubs without putting up a fight
Yeah well f^€! you too you death ball of fluff
Scratch all you want pain has little effect on me