Blink and you’ll miss it
The tail end of it
One of the most classic indications of a cat’s mood is their tail. Held high and free, it shows the kitty is feeling confident. Wrapped around another cat or human’s legs indicates friendliness and, much like their canine friends, tucked underneath them indicates that they are feeling unsure. If your cat’s tail is bolt upright and fluffed up, it’s a sure sign that your cat feels threatened and, if combined with an arched back and hair upright along the spine, it’s a good time for you to back away!