Cats do not consciously control their tails. To observe this, simply do the following:
- Find cat.
- Subdue cat.
- Hold tail of cat firmly in hand.
- Observe movement of tail in relation to cat.
As you will see, the motion of the tail often does not coincide with the cat’s disposition. Usually the tail swings and swirls in random directions while the cat itself lies motionless. It’s hard to imagine a use for this strange attribute, but then again, it’s also hard to imagine a use for a cat.