It may not be the most obvious of links, but then, one does not immediately think of ferocious dinosaurs when considering a chicken. Nor does one immediately think of feathers when considering a ferocious dinosaur. Let us review the evidence.
Consider the dragon. (You don’t have one to hand? Imagine, then.) Four legs, yes? Claws, fangs, long lashing tail.
Now consider your cat. (If no cat to hand, consult SPCA, Cats Protection League or similar.) Four legs, claws, fangs, long lashing tail…