Showing Auntie She that she means business
Perhaps 'ferocious' is not the appropriate term, but Nieve certainly leads with her mouth agape when she engages with people and toys alike. She typically starts with a smile and then quickly morphs her grin into a open mouth, her nose crinkled, barring her toothless gums for all to see.
Our little St. George, boldly confronting dragons
Leaning forward with her asp-like strike
If she does make contact with, for example, a knuckle, she will gently bite down and proceed to thrash her head back and forth quickly like a dog with a plush toy. I think she's teething (the excessive drool supports my theory) but I cannot feel any teeth beneath her soft, oft shown gums.
Nieve will even bite at the camera, given the chance