Today, I bring you another episode of Bachelorpiece Theater. In this episode, Max decides to attack his own tail, though the reasons why are not yet clear to us. It is, in fact, the tale of a tail, if you will.
Could it be ill feelings about an outstanding loan between the brothers? Perhaps Max’s tail absconded with Max’s reproductively-challenged girlfriend for a whirlwind romance in gay Paris while Max walked along, oblivious to the misdeeds? In fact, it is neither of these. It is, rather, because of:
feline hyperesthesia syndrome
I had to cut and paste that one.
BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? It means that Max seems to have some bizarre need to fight off his tail. It causes him feelings of anxiety and fear, as well as “bouts of bizarre hyperactivity, frantic self-directed grooming (especially along the tail), tail swishing and fixation with the tail, large pupils, severe mood swings and “puffing out” of the hair, especially along the spine and tail.” (Tabby’s Place.)
Max loves people and wishes his pesky tail would stop getting in the way of his relationship with them. He’s not too keen on other cats but is slowly, very slowly, growing fond of his current roommate Mozart. He is thirteen years old, big, brawny, and manly, and would do best in a nice, quiet home without children or other pets.
If you are interested in bringing Max (and his tail) into your home, contact Tabby’s Place. They will fill you in on the rest of his story, a story that promises drama, love, and suspense! If, however, you cannot, but you’d like to bring some respite to his constant battle and to receive monthly updates of his saga, you can sponsor him here.