being an animal freak, and constantly with my dogs, i'm always touched by how their tails respond to me. my downstairs neighbor recently said, "your dogs are sure happy all the time"... and i said, "oh really?" and she said, "yes i hear their tails hit the woodfloors all the time and i think to myself, those sure are some happy beasts."
can you imagine the fashion statements that would be made if we all had tails? shaved, pierced, died, spiked, ...extensions...dreadlocks, permed, bleached, mohawked, and so forth.