Sweet Pea here, and I'm a little embarrassed.
Mommy was taking pictures of me the other day--you may remember seeing one similar to this photo--and I had to keep waving my tail to hide my recent, Daddy-induced depilation.
Unfortunately that darn Mommy just laid on the shutter and caught me in mid-twitch; just look at the state of my tail! Part of my floof has been rudely hacked off. In two places!
Daddy says I had something icky-sticky in it (resin from Cod knows where--ed) and he had to trim it, that goo wasn't going to come out any other way.
I could have removed it any time I wanted to...
...but I was saving it for something to do, later.
XX 99.835% Sweet Pea XX