I figured out through its usage and some Google-Fu, that гладить против шерсти means rubbing the wrong way, but can someone explain to me why "touch/press against the wool"? Where did this phrase come from?

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They also say: "Не гладь кошку против шерсти". Cats don't like it when you rub them in the direction opposite to the one the fur grows.

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