Yes, but that's because he is almost alwaus ready to strike.Because actually he was 'making biscuits', so you would think he was ready for a good bellyrub
You can see his claws are at teh ready to strike too!
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I've seen a few of the shows of Jackson Galaxy on youtube (I think he has his own channel), and a few years ago via the tv channel Animal Planet. I like it, because: Cats ;-)
But yeah I think it's often a bit too dramatic.
My friend has a cat that you can't pet (or only very short time( because he gets too overexcited and bites and grabs your arm.
In the picture you can see how he lays down on the table after I strokes his back a few times. When my own cat Loewie lays down like this he wants me to pet his belly ;-)
But with Boomer you risk your life if you even try to pet him while laying down like that ;-)
I have seen it and used to always watch it.
Perseus is like that with playing, and will nip when excited. My sister has a cat that was found in a field with litter mates at 3 or 4 weeks old and he is like that too, nips and get over excited.
Has anyone ever seen a show called "My Cat From Hell" with Jackson Galaxy? I've learned quite a bit about cat psychology from it, and how to solve certain problems. Something I should have already known but never thought much about, is the way a cat's tail sweeps back and forth. It's like a very reliable energy gauge. The faster and harder the tail sweeps, the more energy is about to suddenly be released, as in an attack! That's something that has saved me a lot of scratches.
Van Gogh was raised without other kittens, so she never learned not to play too hard. I think she tries to be gentle most of the time but if that tail is really swishing, it's going to be a savage attack, and I've learned to have a toy in hand, or just leave her alone. It's a very interesting show, although I think he often unnecessarily exposes himself to attacks for the sake of dramatics. John