I think your right about dominance. This was my 1st encounter with him and he had to establish the rules :) But afterward he became extremely gentle with me; looking forward to our encounters. He would get up for me rather than when Rene asked him.
I have some of Gabe's purrs and I'll post them. In this lifetime, I am glad to have lived to hear and feel a Cheetah's purr. I had no idea they were so special; can be very loving animals.
Send me a private message with your email and I'll send them to you. It will take some time, perhaps a few weeks as I am busy with other projects.
I've used YTD recently. You have not been to CE? But you adopted? Good man. Hope you make it there someday.