Ok, a friend of the PM's was visiting with someone who had a meezer. They went into the kitchen and there was the cat. The friend reached down and pet the cat a couple of times, gently and then had to lift his leg up quickly to defend himself as he was about to have 12 lbs of irate kitty wreak havoc on his body. The woman screamed for her cat to get down then grabbed him and sat down on the couch. (the cat not the man, hee hee)
She then proceeded to put him on his back and rub his tummy until he calmed down. While she was doing this, this is the crazy part, she held a pencil between his teeth. I guess the wood was flying, bits going all over the place. He chewed for a few minutes then was calm again. She apologized and said he had quite a temper and that was the only way to calm him.
The PM thought this was the craziest thing she had ever heard. Has anyone heard of such things? Maybe it is some new Dr. Phil for cats technique. I think we live a sheltered life out here in the woods.
UPDATE~ I put this question to George and he has an answer. You can go over and check out what he thinks! Thanks George!!