17 June 2012

Stretch and Scratch

The human body releases endorphins, the body's natural 'feel good' hormones during stress and as a response to pain. Endorphins is released during activities like exercise and in some like shopping or gambling which may result in additive behaviour.

Cats, too, release endorphins, which make them feel good, by stretching and scratching.

And Tanya here shows how.

First, you get into the right position.

Then, you stretch and scratch.

24 comments:

Hannah and Lucy said...

Tanya has got just the right actions - we love to stretch our backs when we have a scratch too. Don't tell our Mum we scratch we think she may not have noticed (claws crossed!!)
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Tanya, you've got perfect stretching form!

We hope you're all well!

marg said...

Tanya,you have that stretching down pat for sure. We love to do the same thing. Keep up the good work. Have a great week end.

Brian said...

That is an excellent technique sweet Tanya! I'm gonna go try that right now!

The Island Cats said...

Tanya, we bet that feels good!

Catherine said...

That is some very fine stetching! I feel good just watching it. ;)
xo Catherine

Old Kitty said...

Terrific Tanya!!! It's great to stretch and do things that make you feel ever so good! Yay! Take care
x

Max the Quilt Cat said...

great stretching...

Happy Father's Day to all

pawhugs, Max

Katnip Lounge said...

ooooh, that looks GOOOOOOD!

FURKIDSMOM said...

Nothing like a good stretch to start the day off right!

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

magiceye said...

love to stretch too!


Woof woof
from Bozo
Pets forever

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love to watch cats stretch. If I could stretch my body like that I bet I would feel good too. :o)

Tillie and Georgia said...

Tanya, that was a wonderful demonstration !!!!!!!!
We'll try that too :)
We like to feel good,heehee
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

ABBY said...

Tanya
You are so right.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Maneki Neko said...

Ah, nothing like an upward facing cat asana to start the day!

Au and Target said...

Oh how lovely! I would love to hang from a door frame after a long day's work but it's too low! Must try this approach.

Cheri said...

Good techniques!!! Come back by for more Chica stories!

Cats of wildcat woods

meowmeowmans said...

Great stretching, Tanya! We're going to do some of that right now. :)

Sharon Wagner said...

I want to live like a cat. Everything is about pleasure. Purrrrr.....

i beati said...

Great technique My little ig is having seizure after seizure

Bengal Duo ~ Luna -n- Zulu said...

purrfesional technique! I think I'll go practice =^_^=

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Cute! For some reason i don't understand i prefer cat over dog, maybe it is the gracefulness that cat exudes.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh you look so comfy. All stretched out enjoying the pull on your clawsies.

Katie Isabella said...

I LOVE to scratch and stretch!