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Thread: What else do you call small felines other than "cats"?

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    What else do you call small felines other than "cats"?

    My family used to call all cats by silly names -

    feedy-ootses - felinis -poody-tats -


    Did you - or anyone you know - call cats or kittens something other than cats or kittens?

    (I am only looking for "affectionate" names here. My DH was not/is not fond of cats - don't want those kinds of names here.)

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    My youngest son (he was 4 at the time) used to say......Ki-ki when searching the house for his cat.
    Around here Kola the cat answers to "puppy"
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    we call our Zoey.....little girl. shes so cute and affectionate
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    Our outdoor cat Annie will come when I call her name, call out Annie girl or call chick-chick-chick for the chickens. She will not come if I call out here kitty-kitty-kitty.

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    A small cat I call kitty. I taught all of my kittens/cats to come when I whistle, much easier then calling their name.

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    Jim calls anything that is fuzzy and cute a jub. I call them kitties, or fuzzy face, and sometimes "the kids". Smoky I will very often call "Mama", because is the mother to the other three. We are Mommy and Daddy to four cats and a dog.

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    I call mine Boo Bear, or Boo Berry.

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    I call them Little Greeters, Little Friends, or Little Visitors when speaking about them.
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    I just call out "floor shot" or OOOPS..... they all come Running! Lol

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    They have also been called

    "meow-meows"
    "spoodies"
    "cat"

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    When we got Boots he was just a little kitten and naturally got into everything. I'd yell "Boots, you little heathen", and he still will answer to "little heathen"

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    Puss, Pussy Cat, Scout, pspspspspspspsps (just a sound that brings the kitty running)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    When we got Boots he was just a little kitten and naturally got into everything. I'd yell "Boots, you little heathen", and he still will answer to "little heathen"

    Love that name. lol
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    Mr. Peach answers best to the sound of a can being opened but he comes to Peachie, Peach fuzz and sweet pea.
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    Kit Kat, Monster, Fuzzy pants, "Your cat", Rug Rats, the herd, Girls, Sissy.

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    I call Molly " my little ball of fur"
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    My girl cat is - Diamond she is black with a white mark on her chest , my boy cat is Charlie
    and they know there name when we call them.

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    We call ours fuzz butt or Mr. Stink because of the cat box. He is 13 and has never been outside, we scoop twice a day so that earned him the Mr. Stink name.

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    "your majesty" and "royal Highness" seem to get used a lot as they can be so demanding and want things on their terms.

    DH does love our resident beasties but sometimes his terms of endearment are not very endearing. Like "big pain in my ***" LOL

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    Each individual cat gets a ton of nicknames, but for cats in general... (aside from those I've seen listed...)

    Nice names: Mauser, Moggie, Kik-a-now, Meekie, Kit-kit-kit

    Less flattering: Little Puker, Litterfeet, Troublesome Joe

    I also like to refer to them as "couch panthers" or "house lions" but that's not something I call them directly.

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    When I was young my neighbors from Quebec called cats me-new. I spelled it phonetically. Tell you the truth, I don't know any other way to spell it. French for cat is chat. So I don't know where the word came from. My last cat Sadie was called sadistic kitty because she was. We loved her even though she was really rather nasty as she aged.
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    When my son was just learning to talk, he couldn't make an 'm' sound, so he called his kitty Neow (instead of meow).

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    I always liked the Scottish? (UK) term " Moggie". Dont know why they call them that.
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