lucca. we got him from a rescue organization about 4 years ago. he was a “teen” with a beautiful temperament. he reminds me a lot of my son in how calm and open he is. he was born with a sort of stubby tail. he’s not a manx. i suspect it just never really grew. when he’s feeling proud his tail curls up and flares out like a shaggy pom pom. i suspect maybe he wasn’t adopted as a kitten because of this. one summer i was pulling burrs out of his tail when it hit me i could just grab some scissors and trim it into a REAL pom pom. i was very careful not to get too close to the flesh of his tail. i’ve been shaping his tail ever since. when he struts now it looks fantastic.