Arched cat standing in side view. isolated on white background.
The tail will also be puffed up when arched. The cat feels a direct threat and is prepared to do battle. This display can be either a sign of defensive or offensive aggression. She will also arch her back and stand very straight-legged to maximize size. Her hope is that the opponent will think better of attacking and will choose to back down but she’ll fight if needed. With young kittens who are just learning how to interact you may see this puffed up tail posture as they play with each other but without any or signs of aggression.
The arched Cat Totem Poppet can be seen as stretching or as hissing for a fun Halloween design. Approximately 5.6” x 6.5” this Totem Poppets has 1/16” holes for assembly. Please see our blog for more assembly options and project ideas.