One of the cats was bolting around the house and got the very tip of his tail under my daughters foot on his way by her. This was last night. I heard the gasp from my wife and ran upstairs to see what happenned. Thats when I saw the blood splatters on the walls and floor. I small tuft of hair was on the floor. I picked it up, (Cat had finished his dash for the kitty door), and felt about an inch of tail meat in the hair. No bones. I grabbed his brothers tail and felt how much the skin part extended beyond the bone part. About an Inch and a half. I went outside and found the injured cat "Butch". He was just walking around like nothing happened. I brought him in and he ate some food and acted normal. Today, He seems fine with a small amount of crust on his tail. It doesn't look to me like he even knows anything happened back there. He won't let me part the hair to make sure there is no bone poking out though. Anyone know if the end of a Cats tail has nerve endings? I'll keep an eye on it and take him in if it starts looking worse. I googled it last night and read a story where a similair injury had happened and the cat proceeded to eat about 6" of the rest of his tail, before the vet had to amputate it.