7 Cat or parrot? In a move that mimics the
image of a parrot perched on
the shoulder of a pirate, the
Japanese Bobtail is a master of
making her presence known and
can frequently be spotted sitting
upon the shoulder of her chosen
human to get a cat’s eye view of
8 Get up and go! The Japanese Bobtail is very
active. She loves feline agility —
leaping through hoops, jumping
hurdles and racing at top speeds.
The Japanese Bobtail does it all.
Sometimes in under 10 seconds!
Looking for someone to play
fetch or soccer? The Japanese
Bobtail is your, well, cat. Eager to
watch a game of feline tag? She
can go for hours.
9 Kitty downtime Though active, the Japanese
Bobtail also likes to chill. In
the mood to watch the tube?
She’ll help you change channels.
Spending the morning surfing the
web? She’s more than happy to
assist in sending emails. Hunkering
down with a new book? She’ll gladly curl up on your chest and lend a
helping paw to turn the pages.
10 Social butterfly What about kids? Good
news — she loves them! In fact,
children are her favorite, as she
can wow them with her antics;
but she’s also down for hanging with dogs or other family
pets. Her highly adaptable and
accepting nature makes her a
fast friend to all. Be prepared
for her to be the first one to
the door when the doorbell
rings — she loves visitors!
Erika Sorocco has been
writing about cats for
12 years. She currently
shares her home with two
finicky felines (Minky and Gypsy), one
crazy pup (Jake) and not enough closet
space. Find her online chatting about
beauty, books, fashion and furbabies at
No two bobbed
tails are alike!
to humans, each
tail is unique to
kinks, curves and
ability to be
flexible or rigid.