In fact, I do have a male cat. My two cats are brother and sister (from the same litter). They are two German cats that only understand English — should they decide to understand anything at all, that is.
The male cat is named Sundance Kit.
The choice of the name Calamity Jane proved to be somewhat prophetic as she has definitely had more than her fair share of calamities. But she’s a tough little cookie and has somehow survived every calamity (including being hit by a car, which required hip surgery and some serious dental work). This cat brings real meaning to the saying (and validates the superstition?) that cats have nine lives. :lol:
When I was young we had a cat name Charlie — who turned out to be very adept at producing kittens. :lol:
Going back to Tom’s question:
Tom, every hair has in essence two ends: The end that is the oldest part of the hair and the end that is attached to the head/body.
When you go to the hairdresser, it is simply understood which end is to be cut. And “split ends” only occur on the “old” ends.
When hair stands on end, I understand (like you) that each strand of hair is standing on the “new” end.