Okay I have been trying to avoid asking for advice on this as have wanted to try everything but am at the end of my tether and really need help!! I have had Robbie for 3 1/2 weeks now and am having real trouble with his 'playing'. He is so so violent, I am covered in scratches and he is constantly biting me. I never play with him with my hands and nobody else does either, and I have had cats all my life so not overreacting... He just pounces for no reason, on my arms, legs, hands and now face!! His ears go back, eyes go wide and his tail swishes - sometimes he puffs his whole body up like he's afraid. Obviously as he's getting bigger it's started to be really painful and I am just dreading him continuing when he's fully grown. I play with him a lot, he has lots of toys, a scratching post and a tree, he loves chasing balls and we spend ages doing this every day, but it's like he just goes into attack mode!! And then when he's tired, or if I have been out, he's as sweet as anything, purring and wanting a cuddle :-( I'm finding it so hard. Tried removing him, removing myself, drawing his attention to another toy, saying 'NO!' firmly and even tapping him on the nose but nothing's worked, he just gets angrier and comes back harder. I thought he'd have got bored of it now he knows it doesn't make me play but he obviously hasn't and is causing me countless injuries. I have a job interview this week and look like I have been cutting myself it's that bad!! So if anyone has some advice then please please help me out here, I have googled all sorts but just not finding any useful advice..