I noticed that this thread garnered no replies and had slipped down to page 2.
Perhaps you are scaredy cats, afraid to post what you know about Cat Politics. Fear is a fine excuse, but not for ignorance. So I'll help you out with another Law of the Cat:
It is universally illegal to pet a cat's fur backward. If you ask a cat for some kind of precedent or documentation, they'll point out (with their eyes) that it goes way, way back to the beginning. And since theirs is a pre-linguistic, pre-literate culture, there's no Cat Bible where one can go to find the chapter and verse.
But they think it's so obvious that one shouldn't need a formal reference.
Anyone know of a cat who likes to be petted backward?
He's a big gray tabby and likes being petted backwards. He also puts his paws in water - sink, tub, water dish. So he doesn't seem to follow Cat Politics too closely - not sure why. He is the leader of the pride/colony though, through friendliness to the other cats, so maybe he thinks he's a Benevolent Dictator and above it? He even made Feral Cat feel so safe that now FC stands for Friendly Cat.
He is available for service with the state department.
I think Cat Politics must be a tricky thing, since at least half of the cats I've ever met believe themselves to be the Supreme Ruler Of The Cosmos yet, per regulation Highlander 1.0, there can be only one.