The other day, the cats were having one of their fights. The funniest one I've seen for a long time (they play-fight, never hurt each other).

It started with the usual stare match - who dares to stare longer at the other. The one who looks away loses. Heads down, ears back, glaring from under their brows.
Then one lifts a paw, slowly, slowly, holds it suspended in the air for a moment, then slowly, slowly brings it down on the other's forehead. I'm not even sure if there was an impact, certainly not a hard one at that pace. Then slowly, slowly sets the paw back down. Then the other brings its paw up slowly, slowly. Brings it down on the other's forehead, slowly, slowly. And so on and on. And each time one lifts a paw for a slow-motion bap on the other's head, the other one just stands there, frozen to the spot, glaring under their brows.
I suppose neither one wanted to look away. Finally, they just went their separate ways. Wish all cat fights were like this.

Marina
The other day, the cats were having one of their fights. The funniest one I've seen for a long time ... wanted to look away. Finally, they just went their separate ways. Wish all cat fights were like this. Marina

That's exactly what Frank & Yo do. Add to it the smack-smack-smacking of the tail on the floor (wagging almostlike a dog). And Frank of course, is yowling because he's such a crybaby. He usually "starts it."

Sherry
The other day, the cats were having one of their fights. The funniest one I've seen for a long time ... wanted to look away. Finally, they just went their separate ways. Wish all cat fights were like this. Marina

I've seen these before!! They're so funny!!
Karen
I've seen these before!! They're so funny!! Karen

Has anyone ever seen the videoclip "Why Sumo Is Better than Karate"? It shows a kitten doing exactly what we're talking about to a big yellow tabby. Finally the big tabby gets enough and pounces the kitten and flattens it. Someone sent it to me ages ago, but it's still oneo f my faves.

Sherry
Our two do this. The big cat knows he's not allowed to actually beat the kitten to a pulp, and the kitten knows she doesn't want to start something she can't finish.

Jo Firey
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
Has to mean something in basic CAT. White Stocking, our feral Tom, was nose deep in a can of food when up pops a No. 2 sized kitten, offering to help him finish it off. I expected the kitten to get a hiss or a whack but, instead, WS just put a paw on the kid's head and held it there. Said kitten acted as though paralyzed, until WS removed the paw. Perhaps the practice is somehow related to the Vulcan *mind meld.*
Jack
Reminds me of my sparring partner a few years back. He was 6'7" and weighed 385 lbs. His arms were bigger than my legs; once he tried a carotid block on me, but his arm was so thick he couldn't get it around my neck. He would very rarely hit me back no matter how fast and hard I swarmed him, but when he did, it looked like slow motion, even to the part where I peeled myself off the wall and charged again.

I think he was afraid he was going to hurt me; not blooming likely since I could outrun him when he got mad. The only way I could take him out was to sweep his knee, but he didn't like it when I did that is how come I knew I could outrun him. Of course he was only able to hop along on one leg after I took out his knee. :-)