I posted a few months ago about my new, un-asked for acquisition...a young kitty. I was a last resort as my daughter was moving and could not keep her 7 month old cat. This cat is a hoot, a non-stop dynamo, and VERY playful. The problem is that it plays like a teething puppy! It very seldom allows one to just pet it, but rolls over on its back and begins vigorously biting me (or anyone) all over my hand, while using its forelegs to wrap tightly around my wrist! The bites are obviously playful, and have never really hurt, but it IS very annoying. So far I'm trying to bear with it (hoping its a stage) for a short play and then take my hand away. I DO try to emphasize my delight in the rare times he just lets me scratch, pet and cradle its head. Ordinarily it does not seem to like to be petted at all, but will just roll over and begin the "play". We've had several cats in the past, most raised from tiny kitties, and I've never experienced one as feisty and rambunctious as this. I like this cat and he's actually entertaining in his high spirits. But, I want to know if anyone has suggestions for dealing with this play-biting. Even if I don't mind it so much, I'd be hesitant to let a small child pet it, because the cat's biting may scare the kid...and quickly pulling ones' hand back from even a playful bite, might in fact be injurious.