As a plump 3-year-old cat, I would like to correct Monte Cooley's assessment of the danger involved in holding cats up by the tail (Calendar Letters, Nov. 9).
My owner, Bobby (who helped me write this), picks me up daily and swings me in circles over his head. This is an exhilarating feeling for me and the only exercise I get. And he assures me that the few times he has let me go were an accident.
Furthermore, our street gets together on weekends and has cat-hurling contests. Pillows are laid out for us to land on, which we rarely miss. Bobby and I hold the record, with a 42-foot throw.
In conclusion, holding your cat by the tail not only provides exercise for the cat but entertainment for the whole neighborhood.
MORTIMER THE CAT