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The most inconvenient of tails

Uncle B took this snapshot in the garden yesterday (gosh, phone cameras are getting better). My boy Boo, who is now about ten months old and the sweetest khet ever.

That tail, tho. The longest, skinniest, most inconvenient tail of them all. And there’s a white ring just before the tip, which seems an unnecessary mockery.

I feed all three beasts first thing in the morning; the kitchen floor is a minefield of lashing tails. Or one of those Russian sword dance things: step wrong at your peril.

See the snowdrops in one corner? They’ve been bursting out for a couple of weeks. It’s been very funny weather here. The sunshine says it’s Spring. The wind says, “fuck you and the horse you rode in on.”


Comment from Pupster
Time: March 12, 2019, 12:07 am

A handsome fellow.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 12, 2019, 2:12 am

It’s the tail. It’s all in The Tail.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 12, 2019, 12:58 pm

Uncle B in atrocious German accented English –

“Smile for me, yes, yes.
Now pout, come on, make zee pouty face!
Now, lean back against zee bench in zee corner,
make zee werld luf you, yes! yes!”
(after 100 photos all the shots look essentially the same)

That tail really is pretty epic isn’t it. The white ring is nature’s way of attaching a pennant to it.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 12, 2019, 6:21 pm

He is a handsome fella. That tail! I wonder if he and Jack get into mischief.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 12, 2019, 7:48 pm

Our neighbor two doors down says they catch the two of them staring in the patio doors.

I suspect Jack is saying to Boo, “and that’s what a tidy house looks like, son.”

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: March 12, 2019, 7:59 pm

I didn’t realize that y’all had any horses!

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: March 12, 2019, 8:36 pm

Sweasy – cats, you KNOW they’re always looking for the door into summer, right?

Alternately – Paddy O’Door?
You have Irish folk in your neighborhood?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 13, 2019, 2:04 pm

@DurnedYankee –

You know the first sign of summer? Paddy O’Furniture.


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