I tried braiding her tail in 3 seperate braids and just let them hang. Her tail was then encrusted with pee and what ever else you may call it. I washed it and then braided it up in a cut up sheet.
I am not sure what the best way to keep it is. It get's very cold in the winter here. Is it ok to leave it braided for a long period of time? Someone mentioned it could rot.
This picture is how it seems to keep best. When down her tail just touches the ground. I used to leave it down but I think someone was standing on it while she was laying down and then stood up as a chunk was ripped out.