Is that all petting a cat amounts to: You doing the grooming work with your hand so that cat doesn't have to groom himself?
I don't even know how cats think it's cool to take care of the whole body with just a tongue.
How do they know they got the whole thing done like we do when we take a shower?
What about the parts you can't reach?
Doesn't a cat neck and tongue get tired?
Do you do a good enough job, as per the cat's standards?
The armchair saddler