Mondays With Buddy: Cabbit

Today’s cat word is cabbit.    Cab´  bit      (noun) A cabbit is a fictional hybrid between a cat and a rabbit. Mommy has told me about fictional creatures such as dragons  and ogres.  They don’t really exist, and I am glad because I would be soooo afraid of them. I would like to meet a cabbit but Mommy assures that they don’t exist, either. It seems … Continue reading Mondays With Buddy: Cabbit

Mondays With Buddy: Chatoyant

Today’s word is chatoyant. chatoyant   [cha·toy´·ant]   (adjective) Chatoyant means having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light, similar to a cat’s eye. It is derived from the French word chatoyer which means to shine like a cat’s eyes.  And, of course, chat is the French word for cat. Cat’s eyes are incredible.  Not only are we able … Continue reading Mondays With Buddy: Chatoyant

Mondays With Buddy: Grimalkin

This week’s cat word is an old one which you may not hear very often today – grimalkin. grimalkin [ gri-mal´-kin]  noun  {combination of grey and malkin (cat)} Grimalkin is an obsolete name for an old  cat with a grumpy disposition – imagine a cantankerous old man or woman as the human version.  Actually, I think that the famous Grumpy Cat may be a grimalkin. … Continue reading Mondays With Buddy: Grimalkin

Mondays With Buddy: Cat Mommies and Daddies

Hello everyone. I think I will have to call this feature Mondays With Buddy On Tuesdays. For two weeks in a row I have been late with the post.  But there is a reason.  Mommy has had major problems with our house which has required workmen running in and out, phone calls, and a  flooded basement. So please forgive us.  She has tried to keep … Continue reading Mondays With Buddy: Cat Mommies and Daddies

Mondays with Buddy: Pussyfoot

  Hello, Everyone.  A big apology.  Mommy has been so busy this week that Mondays with Buddy is not being posted until Tuesday evening. But here I am, at last. This week’s cat word is pussyfoot. Pussyfoot  [ˈpo͝osēˌfo͝ot]  Pussyfoot is a verb meaning to move stealthily or warily, or to act in a cautious way. As a noun a pussyfoot means a person with a … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy: Pussyfoot

Mondays with Buddy: Dressophile

My blogging friends are very helpful with cat words.  Pan of On the Road Cooking introduced me to the word dressophile. Dressophile (noun): A once hidden personality disorder among pet owners brought into the spotlight with the advent of WordPress, Instagram, Pinterest etc.: the uncontrollable temptation to put loved pets into costumes of every imagination, no matter how much the pet whines, howls or meows. … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy: Dressophile

Mondays with Buddy: Philoprogenitive

Today’s cat word is philoprogenitive (fi-lə-prō-ˈje´-nə-tiv). It is a combination of “phil” meaning loving or having an affinity for, and Latin “progenitus,” meaning begot or begotten.The first known use of the word was in 1865. Philoprogenitive means: tending to produce offspring;  prolific; or love for one’s offspring.  Cats who are not spayed can be quite philoprogenitive if left to roam outdoors. Mommy says there are … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy: Philoprogenitive

Mondays with Buddy: What Colour are your Vibrissae?

What colour are your vibrissae? Or maybe you don’t have any if you are not a cat. Socks, Mommy’s former cat, had white vibrissae. Sassy’s were black but they turned white as she aged. Mine are a beautiful white. Today’s cat word, vibrissae  (vī-ˈbri´-sē) is just another word for a cat’s whiskers. The singular is vibrissa (vi·bris´·sa ).  Vibrissae are the stiff hairs that are … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy: What Colour are your Vibrissae?

Mondays with Buddy: Polydactyl Cats

Our cat word for the day is polydactyl. (poly·dac·tyl)  A polydactyl cat has more than the usual number of toes. Cats ordinarily have eighteen toes, five on each front paw and four on each back paw. Polydactyl cats may have six or more on a paw. Isn’t that strange.  Imagine if I had seven toes on each paw! I’m glad cats don’t wear shoes because … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy: Polydactyl Cats