On our trip with my group documentary project for our university about the Tiger Temple I took this sweet photo of this monk with the tiger.
All the other tigers were chained of course and lying around.
It was their nap time so they are not dangerous to interact
with (minimal interaction like taking pictures for the visitors) as they have already ate and played with and are just being lazy like your house cat
This tiger though was not chained and was merrily lying around with this monk. The tiger knows this monk since it was a cub so it is extremely friendly to him and allows him to do anything he wants.