Tom’s tail gets abused several times in ‘The Mouse Comes to Dinner’ (1945). The best scene is when Jerry puts it into a candle-holder and lights it. But twice before that, Jerry gets Tom to eat it, the second time as a pineapple ice-cream dessert but first in a sandwich.
Here’s Tom’s reaction before he skyrockets into the air.
The credited animators in this short, besides Irv Spence, are Ken Muse, Ray Patterson and Pete Burness.