I’m always amazed how polite kitties are when playing with one another. There is a complete understanding that one can be totally immersed in play one second and then everything stops in its tracks (sometimes literally) when an itch needs scratching.
Rusty and I were in FULL PLAY mode and then – stop. The itch is so important that I am totally allowed to take a photo as I was kitty polite enough to immediately stop play and wait for the itch to be taken care of.
We resumed play again immediately thereafter. It is always good to know the rules of proper etiquette. It greases the wheels of relationships throughout the world between all types of cultures.