This is Spike.
He lives around the corner from us.
He's a talker,
a bit of a chunky-monkey,
a lover of chin skritches and ear rubs,
and one of the Animal Protection Services trap/neuter/release success stories.
Somewhere along the line he lost half his tail,
hence his name.
Long tail, short tail, clipped ear . . he's still a pretty handsome guy,
and given the chance, he'll tell you ALL about it.