Often times I start out with yarn length longer than the fluff of the tail I want so I can sculpt it when all is said and done. I like some contrast between feline tails and canine or vulpine ones. Still, she liked a fluffier form of a cougar tail.
Finished for Califur 2009, where Lironess kicked up dust in her Cabaret Fur Le Dance debut. You go, girl!