In looking at kittens to adopt, I was was trying to read body language.
When I tried to pet one kitten (the one who immediately went to sleep in my lap every time I picked her up), she lifted her paw when my hand came near her, as if to keep my hand away from her.
I recently heard that a cat raising its paw is a threat. Was she scared of my hand?
I noticed when the male human in the household went to pet her, she did the same thing with the lifting her paw, but then she plopped on the ground and exposed her belly to him as if to go submissive.
Or was she just trying to play with our hands?