This post actually started as a response to something Robin&Finchy's mom TaraM wondered yesterday. . . the precise language of cat tails. Their default position seems to be straight up, while Elizabeth's is madly lashing. Upon investigation it seems that the boys want food and lovin', while Elizabeast would like to do battle with the world. Or me. Whatever's handy. She's not picky. (But her ears are never down in aggressive position - so she's playing.)
I found all that out here at Cats International. But on the way there I found an article on what your cat's color says about his personality. Do I buy it? Not totally, but this is what it says about black kitties: "They are often at once both friendly and stubborn. They are sociable, both with people and other cats, but insist upon maintaining independence." Well, that would be our Sal - the lovely on the monitor in my profile photo - to a T. Why don't you have a look and see what your kitty's pelt spells in destiny?