Gently petting a cat's head, cheeks and chin shows affection.
Most cats love a good chin scratch and will lift their heads toward your hand.
Stroke along the back in the direction the fur lies for happy cats.
The base of the tail is a sweet spot many cats enjoy being pet.
Scratching right behind the ears is pleasing for some kitties.
Lightly scratching under the jawline and neck is a favored spot.
Gently petting along the shoulders and side flanks is welcomed.