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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are the body-to-tail length ratios of your cats?

What are the body-to-tail length ratios of your cats?

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Blynken: 1.92 (23"/12")
Little cat: 1.80 (18"/10") (May actually be higher because she doesn't usuall lay on her side like Blynken so it's hard to get the longest measurement)
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That's kind of an interesting question. But I wonder how you measured body length? From what point to what point, and what posture was the cat in? I know Rocket seems to be able to just about double his body length if he stretches out. He's a loooooooong cat!!
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Cat length versus tail

I agree -- an interesting question. Do you have a cat that seems disportionate? Anyway, I did a quick measure on a sitting cat and her tail is about 1/2 the size of her body.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Try to get as long of a meauserement as you can by measuring them when they are in a stretched out position. The tape measure can't be curved along their body though, it must be held in a straight line.
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are we talking tip of the nose to base of the tail? or outstretched paw to paw?
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* moogle waits for the measuring info and then she will try to measure all four cats
that will be fun [/i]

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Rocket runs away when I pull the tape measure out.
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Rocket runs away when I pull the tape measure out.
what do you expect when you call him Rocket

I think we have to just bide our time and catch them at the right moment

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Yeah, I named him that because he's quite the leaper. At least I thought so until I got Tommy, and he's twice the leaper Rocket is. You should see him hurl himself straight up the cat tree!! I should have called him "Ballistic"
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I hold my cat underneath and fly them. They have very long torsos! Yes they put up with it. Can I measure them like that?
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