would be nicely sliced and diced
yet cat's retracted
We have two cats — Jazze, a big male, and Bijou, a lightning-quick female. They're cautious, but pretty cool with dogs.
Even being super careful, I have my share of scars from cat claws when just playing around. I can't even imagine the pain of being fully attacked by a house cat, let alone an 800 lb, 11-foot-long tiger!!
- inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative.