We've had our cat since she was a kitten, about 10 years now. She's always been very gentle and affectionate. She even lets little kids pick her up non-too-gently or pull her tail.
That's why I let out a loud "Yelp!" last night. I guess I moved in my sleep, and laid my foot on top of her while she was sleeping at the foot of my bed. I must have really startled her, because she jumped up and bit me so hard that it made me scream. I think I was more startled than hurt, though.
It scared both of us. While I was wondering what happened, she scampered off to another room. She has never done anything like this before.
I guess I can forgive her. I don't think I would like someone's foot coming down on top of me in my sleep either.
Here is a picture of my little sweetheart.