If cats have one tail and nine lives, do they have ... 9 x 1 = nine tails ?
Good question, but I discovered the answer to a long-standing little cat conundrum this morning .... after nine years of being a slave to this particular kitty.
So while we're on the subject of tails and lashes : -
You know sometimes at certain angles, they look like they have delicate ladies' eye-lashes ?
Well, when I see that - I always try to get a better look to find any more evidence of eye-lashes, but all I ever see is just fur !
But this morning ... this morning was different - oh yes.
Because this morning it was sunny (which it has to be said, IS fairly different in England).
And I was reclining on the bed with brown-kitty.
And as I gazed deep into his belashed eyes, the light struck his 'lashes' at the perfect viewing angle ... and behold, I saw them !
But they were not lashes.
No - they were just fur that grows from the nose-side of the eyelid-edge across the lid towards the non-nose side ... a little swathe of fur, rather than individual forward-growing lashes.
IOW, they grow at 90 degrees to our lashes.
When you see it, it gives them a rather theatrical appearance.
Wooh - that's been buggin' me for ever !