Lovely! How did you shoot this? And this is play. Notice the claws are out but the pressure is only to hold. Not break skin. And they can do that in a microsecond! Notice the skin depression on the middle finger. It is play.
IMG_4106 by ecka84, on Flickr
Ouch! But very nice
Well, my first cat Bambi did that to me once - held my finger in her mouth with sufficient pressure to hold and refused to let go so I went in with my mouth and held her paw with my teeth! She had this shocked look. Total disbelief. She let go of my finger. The look said "What! You did that to me? You are my dad - you cant do that!". That look was priceless. If only they could talk.
She has been gone a long time. This incident was probably 21 years back. She was my first cat. She taught me Cat. Before that I thought that I was a Dog person and so I needed to hate cats! Surprise - surprise! Things your "other" family members teach you...
This is an old picture I took with my Canon A510 P&S 9 years ago. Kittens name was Mars, and he's playing with my cousins hand
. I know they are cute and fluffy and playful, but I would keep my face away from those sharp little claws
. I think I always was (and still am) a cat person. I love cats, they are funny, unpredictable, fast, smart, caring, independent (self-sufficient) and proud animals. It's amazing how they are ready to stand against and (if necessary) fight much larger enemies, even bears
Mars is gone too. He was a free cat.
This is the last picture of him I took last year.
, on Flickr