We have two cats. And once the little one had been around for a few months, these two cats started to play together. And chase each other. And they do it even more now that we give them canned food once a day. And they were playing & chasing the other (early) morning while Darrin was reading before bed. Not easy to fall asleep in those circumstances, but somehow I managed to do it. And then I felt the claw in my face. By this time Darrin had finished reading & turned the lights off, so I couldn’t see who’d done it. We think it was Biscuit because of what I’m about to describe, and because when I woke up with this pain in my cheek he was right there going “Prrr?” So I was just gonna roll over and try to get back to sleep, when I felt the blood on my cheek. Great, just what I want at 2:30 am, having to get up out of my nice warm bed and clean my face off. Being a head wound it had bled all over the left side of my face, all the way down to my chin. And we’re not talking about one streak of blood either. So I cleaned it up to reveal a cut about 1/4 inch long (if that) right under my eye. Then later yesterday I noticed a bruise next to it. Pretty sure the little one couldn’t put enough force behind her paws to do that. Darrin’s theory is Calico ran across the head end of the bed, and Biscuit went to whack her, missed, and hit me instead.
Oh, and you know how when you’re half awake you don’t think properly? Maybe that explains why when I came back to bed I was trying to hide my face under the blankets because I believed “that cat is out to get me!”