heron61: (Emphasis and strong feeling)
heron61 ([personal profile] heron61) wrote2017-01-17 05:36 pm

Bitey Cats

So, [personal profile] teaotter and I were sitting on the couch, and my cat Josie was in my lap (her preferred location). Josie is a very loving lap cat, but is (presumably in part because she's a tortie) also somewhat inclined to bite, especially when she gets overstimulated. She never bites exceedingly hard, but often well into "Oww! Stop that." territory. She had that look, and was facing me (seeing the hand that's petting her makes Josie more inclined to bite it, since according to Josie, all moving things can be attacked and played with), but also clearly very much wanted me to pet her.

[personal profile] teaotter: then said "Josie is now all 'I want love, but I may hurt you.'"

Me: That's like the lyrics of at least a quarter of all pop songs.

[personal profile] teaotter: If many of the people in those songs would admit when they were getting overstimulated and that they might bite, we'd likely live in a better world.

In any case, here's one of my favorite pics of Josie:
teaotter: a dark haired woman in sunlight (Default)

[personal profile] teaotter 2017-01-18 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
The white spot on her belly is definitely a trap!
kailing: self portrait of me in front of my bedroom door, with purpled [and blued] hair, being very heart shaped (Default)

[personal profile] kailing 2017-01-18 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
are tortoiseshell cats more prone to biting? we've never had one *Curious*

[identity profile] fub.livejournal.com 2017-01-18 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Such a handsome kitty! I have two torties myself, and only one of them is a bit bitey. If you rub her chin or cheeks, she will gently give your finger a "love-bite".

[identity profile] mlerules.livejournal.com 2017-01-19 03:08 am (UTC)(link)