Here we are with our heads down. And our tails up! I know you think we only ever put our tails up for one thing. Er, you know. But that's not so!
Snowball has his tail up, too. His tail makes an "L" shape when it is up. He always has to be different.
Lambs use their tails for talking, like other animals. Our tails go up when we're happy! If someone is talking to us sweetly, or we're getting a cookie, or Mom or Dad is rubbing our chest or legs or tummy, our tails go up! Snowball's tail even goes waggy. I have a nice big tail like a beaver, and when I am happy, it goes up like a flag!
Lambs need their tails. Humans have taken it upon themselves to "dock" our tails. They think it makes life easier for everybody. It doesn't. Okay, maybe you can take a LITTLE bit off our tails when we're teeny tiny. But that's all. We need our tails to keep us clean and modest. Think of flies! We don't like bugs, and our tails help us ward them off from places a bug might like to land.
When we were babies, Mom was there when our tails were being docked. She made sure they were not too short. Uncle Shermy lucked out and has a proper tail. Poor Uncle Rosebud had his tail docked way too short.
PLEASE STOP TAKING OUR TAILS!