Because Kittens are dumb.
That sounds like normal play, but was the Kitten squealing and trying to get away, and does she act afraid of him now? If not there's no problem.Midnight has been a present father and we think he is enjoying it. He likes to teach his offspring things. However while playing with a kitten yesterday - he had her close with his front paws and starting bunny kicking like he does when he has a catnip toy. We stopped him immediately and the kitten moved on to other things unharmed. I've read that this is acceptable play but it concerned us because he may not know his own strength. Thoughts?
More likely they were playing and he just got a little too rough, if he didn't chase after the Kitten and he didn't attack Pumpkin he wasn't intending to cause harm.That particular kitten is not afraid of Midnight. However there was another event today when I wasn't home. My wife was distracted by work call when she heard a kitten scream. By the time she turned around Pumpkin was hissing at and fighting Midnight off. The kitten ran to safety and there was no damage.
When I got home, Pumpkin was snuggled up against Midnight. I thought it might be his frustration on being kept indoors and maybe he blamed the kittens? Or if he just wanted some attention because every moment is devoted to Pumpkin & the kittens. Everything seems fine now but I don't intend to leave them unsupervised.