Based on the way the wound looked, it was a laceration, and what Mommy witnessed we thinks the vicious rosebush got me.
Of course being a typical cat I arranged to get hurt AFTER THE VET'S OFFICE WAS CLOSED FOR THE DAY. I also didn't act like I was in any pain. I was having fun playing outside and didn't want to come in. And I was very content following Mommy around helping her water plants. The only reason Mommy knew I was hurt was my tail was dripping blood. Mommy looked at it best she could, determined it wasn't life threatening and choose to wait until I could go to my regular vet, she thought I would be less scared and she trust our vet a great deal and we think she is really good. Mommy called first thing Wednesday and managed to get an appointment for me first thing.
In the meantime I have to wear a HISS HISS Cone, that gets in MY WAY, but it keeps me from messing with my tail. ~Scylla telling tales for ATCAD
PS: The stray cat ran off when Mommy came around the rosebush and we haven't seen it since.