Meow-wow, purr, rowr! That’s feline for Happy National Cat Day! Didn’t know kitties had their own day? Yep, October 29 is all about the puddy-tat, says ABC News. Want to show your pussums that he’s loved? Here are cute nicknames to call your purry, furry pet.
Mr (Mrs., Ms., Miss) Whiskers, is just a generally friendly greeting. When he or she is being especially cool, it’s Mistah Whiskas (said in smooth drawl).
Professor Purrypants is what to call him when he has that so-intellectual look on his face.
Wunderkind, said ironically, when he’s just fallen off your lap because he thought the blanket covering you was a solid, walkable surface.
Fuzzy Whumpkin is the purrfect nickname for when your pet’s just being so darn cute and cuddly. This term of endearment is always accompanied with tummy pets.
Bonkus McDougall fits when kitty has been interrupted mid-wash and his tongue is still slightly protruding. Must be said in a Scots accent.
Classy One is how he should be addressed when he cleans his privates in public.
The Pestilence is how to refer to cats when they are being naughty.
Prince Pimple is another way to address the cat when he’s being a pain–getting underfoot begging for treats or jumping on the table.
His Nibs. Call the cat this when he’s sprawled full-length across the crowded walkway tripping people.
Darn You! For when he kneads your thigh with his needled claws. It’s not really a name, but most cats respond to it because they hear it so often.
Kitteh, kitteh. This is the cat rallying call. Call him for supper, to come from outside, or just because you want to cuddle. But you must trumpet it in a clarion, not-to-shrill, not-too-low-pitched, voice. Practice repeating it many times as quickly as possible. Add a little trill on the end to lend a note of urgency.
Her Royal Highness, the Right Hon. Lady Bossypants. That’s for the times she demands in that screamy tone of voice that something be done for or given to her, NOW!
Tee-tee Tahtow. A good morning greeting for when he is looking particularly regal and for those rare occasions when he’s not being The Pestilence.
The ASPCA (Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) says that cats don’t train as well as dogs because they’re less social. Debatable. The major difference between the two is that while dogs have owners, cats have staff. Regardless, most cats like to be spoken to kindly–though the cat would rather be plunged in an ice bath than admit it. Usually, he will communicate back. If he’s in the mood.