Subject: Re: You'd better sit down for this!
From: Daniel Pawtowski
Date: 11/20/1996 12:57 AM

I've tended to assume that the tails "flatten" better than those on 
an Earthly tailed mammal.  The tailbone probably tucks in a bit more.

  Admittedly, I've had a couple medical types tell me recently (while
working on my slipped disk), humans aren't really built to sit, either.
Chances are, if you were to encounter a wild human swinging from trees
that had never attempted the seated position for his entire life, 
he'd probably groan in pain the first time you forced him to sit in 
a chair.  Us "civilized" types have gotten used to the spinal twists.
I've heard of similar reactions when adult Austrailian bushmen first
put on shoes, it's _painful_ to them.
  Perhaps we can extrapolate a similar effect on Kats- they spend so much
time in chairs, they simply "get used" to having their tail wedged up
in the small of the back, or off to one side, or wherever.  

                                              Daniel Pawtowski