Wordless Wednesday – Look At That Tail

Look At That Tail

Quote Of The Week
Everything a cat is and does physically is to me beautiful,
lovely, stimulating, soothing, attractive and an enchantment.
Paul Gallico, from An Honourable Cat

Happy Wordless Wednesday, dear friends! I have always been enchanted by cats with big tails, and Maine Coons sport some of the fluffiest tails in town! I love this shot not only because it shows off Tsunami’s magnificent tail, but also because of the cool effect of the sunlight dancing through his fur!

A cat’s tail is more than just a crowning ornament to be admired, however. It’s also one of his prime means of communication and self-expression! Here’s a few basic tips on how to determine what your cat is telling you through his tail:

  • When your cat comes running to you with his tail high up in the air, it shows he is happy, confident, proud – the master of his domain.
  • When your cat’s tail is high and quivering, he is excited.
  • Fast swishing means an attack is imminent – you may see this when he is hunting or angry!
  • When your cat lowers his tail and tucks it between his legs – particularly when combined with slouching behavior – it indicates submission or fear.

For more insights on how to read your cat’s body language, see Cats Talk With Their Tails – Learn What It Means!

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Wordless Wednesday #13 – Week Of September 21, 2011

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Have a wonderful week – enjoy the photos – let the party begin!

59 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Look At That Tail”

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  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cat’s tail that big and fluffy! Beautiful cat. Happy WW!

  2. Comedy Plus says:

    What a pretty baby he is too. I didn’t know all that about their tail movements. Interesting.

    Have a terrific WW. 🙂

  3. Jen @ Narrow Way Wife says:

    I LOVE fluffy kitties! So cute 🙂

  4. kewkew says:

    That is one gorgeous tail. I really should let my daughter check out your blog. She loves cats.

  5. Sarah says:

    Long, beautiful tail.

  6. Wow that tail is a territorial torrent of sunlight lit fur.

  7. that is one big foofy tail! you should be proud.

  8. Evelyn
    Twitter: betteronabudget

    Holy cow, I didn’t realize it was that long! Beautiful!!

  9. You just want to pet him : )

  10. Those chocolate recipes below look scrumptious. (I saw it was a giveaway and didn’t want to comment there) Stopping by from the Tiggerific Tuesday hop. 🙂

  11. Nadege says:

    Could not quite make out what the thumbnail was about, so I had to get a closer look. I love my cats. they are so entertaining when they are not sleeping. Yours are just gorgeous.

  12. alissa apel
    Twitter: AlissaApel

    That is a long fluffy tail!

  13. Ginger@NJAMT says:

    That’s one furry-long-CUTE tail!

  14. Can his tail really be that long! Amazing! Happy WW to you and your furbabies. 🙂

  15. Dita Maulani says:

    Fluffy kitty I wanna hug!!
    (Found you on Aquariann’s WW link party)
    happy wednesday!


  16. Jill says:

    What an adorable cat! Thanks for following me, I am following you back 🙂

  17. Sparkle
    Twitter: sparklecat

    You should take a look at my Tuesday tail post!

  18. geni says:

    Great shot, happy WW!

  19. Angela says:

    Amazing tail and beautiful cat!!

  20. Oh my, what a tail! My tiny 7 pounder cat has a tail that is wider than she is. It looks so funny – like a feather duster!

  21. LadyD says:

    Enchanting quote, love it and your cat is gorgeous. Oh, how he poses for you!

  22. Beth says:

    Crazy tail there! Do they get in trouble with their tails? My cats will knock stuff over or get them mess. aye.

  23. Kristi says:

    Cat’s have nine lives – I guess that’s why they are typically lounging around?! No rush to get out there and live life when you’ve got nine. I have officially put too much thought into this comment. lol! Kitty looks very relaxed. No worries. Happy Wednesday!

  24. Melinda-LooKWhatMomFound..and Dad too! says:

    it’s so fluffy 🙂

  25. Katja says:

    Beautyful cat!

    Greetings from Germany

  26. stevebethere says:

    What a beautiful cat

    Have a great WW!, thanks for stopping by and linking up 😉

  27. Holy smokes, that is one huge tail!!!

  28. What a fluffy cat! We recently lost one of our cats. He had a half-tail so it was always sticking up and hard to tell his emotions like “normal” cats.

    Thanks for providing this linky, and I’m glad to be a follower so I can see more cute pictures in the future! 🙂

  29. Amy says:

    What a pretty kitty tail! If we saw that in person, we’d probably grab it!!

    Swift, Kool, and Amy

  30. Autumn says:

    That sure is one fluffy kitty! 🙂

  31. aquariann says:

    My, what a long and lovely tail!!

    -:¦:- WW: Love That Chicken From Popeyes -:¦:-

  32. That is one long and bushy tail!! 🙂

  33. I’m a new follower on GFC, please stop by mine too.

    very cute WW, Mine is a little wordy.

  34. Christine says:

    So much hair and very pretty!

  35. Aww! That tail is a work of art!!! What a pretty kitty!!

  36. shelly says:

    Beautiful cat! I miss my kitty. We had to give him up due to health issues. Thanks for dropping by my blog & linking up today.

  37. Mary Bearden says:

    Hey, girl! Why didn’t you tell me you had a blog hop? I would have been here alot sooner. I was on another one and it brought me here. So, I signed up for yours too! You already know I follow so just wanted to leave a comment to get you some credit! Will catch up later. Gotta finish so I can enter some contests later tonight.


  38. Mary Bearden says:

    Well, figures! I was in such a hurry I messed up the links! Thought I was putting it in the right place! Gotta laugh, at least it works and people can still come over, Ha!


  39. Xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Hi Girlfriend, got your tweet thanks for following me! So I need to go browse your give-aways Happy Blogaversary with your big 2!!! WOO HOO!

  40. KB and Whitesnake says:

    Wow, that’s quite a tail.

  41. Heather says:

    Great tail and kitty!

  42. Karen S. says:

    Hello, great stuff….I am here for Alphabe-Thursday! Thanks!

  43. Wow! Wonder if the rest of him is as fluffy?

  44. Mimi says:

    Wow, that’s SO long. I was using my cat’s tail as a scarf today. He sits behind me on the couch and his tail drapes over my shoulder so I wrap it around my neck. =)

  45. Richard Phillips says:

    Looks nice and cute with that long kind of tail. I love that cat.

  46. Rocky Mountain Woman says:

    Wow, what a beautiful animal!

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