Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lol, they're definitely playing. My most recent additions, Autumn and her kitten Ramona, full out wrestle and bite each other on the back of the neck or ears. Cats are thick skinned, and play like this--even with their claws and teeth, rarely results in injury. Autumn sometimes tries to play with my hand in the way she does with her kitten, but, unlike Ramona, I have thin, sensitive people skin, and Autumn has really sharp claws (she trusts me enough to let me touch her paws sometimes, but I haven't been able to clip her dagger claws yet.)
Sometimes play can get a little out of hand if one party decides they've had enough and the other cat persists, but generally that results in a hiss or a swat or two. A full out cat fight is really loud, really violent, and can cause a lot of damage. If you can call Gosha off simply by saying "no" odds are that Gosha's actually being quite careful in his play and isn't getting carried away--cats that are actually engaged in mortal combat would completely ignore you, and sticking your hand between a pair of seriously fighting cats would likely result in a trip to the hospital.
Proud people-mommy of Galileo, Dante, Cosette, Autumn,
Ramona & Choco-cat (and foster kitty, Poe).
Last edited by dt8thd; 02-11-2013 at 02:50 PM.