Dedicated to Amber….
It has been a couple of quiet weeks at The Foxopedia as unfortunately one of our beautiful cats was tragically run over and passed away, so work has not been a priority. It has been a devastating time.
So, today we thought we would highlight some unusual words from the Cat World – especially for any of you other cat lovers out there. Here we go:-
KINDLE – not what you might think – taken from the Middle English word ‘kindelen’ (meaning to give birth to), a kindle also signifies a pack of kittens.
CHATOVANT – a changeable colour usually cut within a gem stone with a narrow band of white light similar to a cats eye, from the french word ‘chatoyer’ – ‘to shimmer like a cat’s eye’.
VIBRISSAE – from the latin term ‘vibrare’, this is the scientific term for a cat’s whiskers.
GRIMALKIN – an obsolete term for a cat with a grumpy looking face – this is our other fat cat’s new nickname! 🙂
AILUROPHILE – in simple terms, a cat lover, sums us up perfectly!