Sarah Ellis, a feline behavior specialist at International Cat Care, and her colleagues at the University of Lincoln in the U.K. were determined to get to the bottom of where cats like being pet most and why. So they teamed up to delve into studies to help cat owners understand.
Oddly enough, despite Koshka's preference, most negative reactions occurred when cats were stroked at the base of their tails.
And it also found that Brioche is definitely not alone in her enthusiasm for face-pets.
Two cats with two very different petting-style preferences.Sarah V. Schweig
The study also found that being stroked by the humans whom cats live with led to more negative responses than being stroked by an unfamiliar person ... Perhaps familiarity breeds contempt? Perhaps cats know just how to charm strangers?