I am working on slowing down the battles a bit to make them less hectic. I think I'll freeze or slow down the battle when you select a special attack card. Then you move a cursor to aim the attack. I think that will make the battles a bit more player friendly.
Oh, yeah! I think that's a great idea. I didn't use the animal cards too much until I had more HP because it was so easy to take hits there. The gun was more reliable for a hit and run. (I used the pigeons a lot more later just to block people from running away from my gun) A grace period to position the animal attack sounds fantastic.