|"Do you want to see my underbelly?" Image from 4FreePhotos.|
Underbelly. That word doesn't usually connote positive things. Pause for a moment...what does it make you think of? The underbelly of crime? An Australian TV series about gang wars? (I totally just found out such a series existed by googling "underbelly.") Often words like "seedy" and "dark" accompany it. HOWEVER, there is another meaning to the word. One FAR more glorious.
Yes, the soft belly of an animal. This is especially elusive with cats apparently. Yet my little feline friend, Alfie, is all about the tummy rubs. Trust me. This. Is. Pretty. Dazzling. Soft fur, belly purrs. Pure bliss for a moment or two, until he scurries away or demands a full-on rub-me-all-over platonic massage. The brevity of the belly rub makes it even more wondrous. The Oatmeal totally gets it. (Scroll down to number 4, but my kitty doesn't indulge in attacking...he is a lover, not a fighter.)
Underbelly. Good stuff.
|I do not advise attempting to touch HIS underbelly. Image from 4FreePhotos.|