Oh, but they do! Everyone knows when a cat is wagging her tail it is not the time to pick her up for snuggles. Your dog? Yes. I'll admit that I get enjoyment out of seeing how fast I can make a dog's tail wag. The faster it goes, the more he loves me!
When your cat wags his tail, big soft sways back and forth, it actually means they are really annoyed by something or someone - possibly you. What?! If a cat is in hunting mode, and you get in the way, don't be surprised if you get a swat...and don't be mad at him. When you see big, mesmerizing sways we recommend joining Tiger in this mode with some toy play. Take advantage of this time to exercise...like with a cat tunnel and a feather toy. This combination will wear them out!
Moving on to the tail flick/catwalk combo. It sure looks like Fluffy is saying, "Hm. Fine." No worries though. You didn't enter snooty-ville. This is simply another playful gesture, although more excited. Hurry and grab your cat toy - they're ready to play! Our Jazzy gives us clear signs of the tail flick "Let's-get-read-to-rumbllllle!" For example...when I put fresh sheets on the bed he hears what I'm doing (every time). He comes in the room, flicks his tail and jumps onto the bed in the middle of the sheets. He looks at me like he's already tired of waiting...so I play his favorite game - "parachute" with the sheet. It takes me 20 minutes to put sheets on the bed because I can't refuse this adorable playfulness.
When your cat holds his tail high as he moves about his territory he's showing confidence, happiness and satisfaction. A tail that sticks straight up or looks like a question mark signals contentment and a willingness to be friendly. ... Add a little twitch and he is probably a 9 out of 10 on the happy scale.
"A wag is worth a thousand words." "It's a tall tail." "Don't chase your own tail." "Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed." So many puns, so little time. The next time you're wondering, "what is my cat thinking right now..." talk to the tail.
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