This is my older cat, Seven, sitting in the front garden this morning. She was indeed the seventh cat in the household when I got her, but now I have only her and her daughter Grizabella. They are Manx cats which have no tails.
It's always amused me to have people say things like" I see you have those Minx cats" or "Are those Lynx cats?"
Manx are really interesting. Those with the strong Manx personality like Seven behave more like dogs than cats. They are also very athletic and are excellent climbers, which shows that tails are really there for decoration more than for balance or support.