Words of the Week for June 2nd, 2019

Diane’s word for the week is ferhoodle, which means, according to Dictionary.com, “to confuse or mix up.” With two dark-colored cats sprinting around the apartment, Diane doesn’t always know which of the two she’s looking at. Their voices are similar, too, so even when they’re talking it can still be hard to tell them apart.
“I’m starting to pick apart distinct features about Jasmine and Steve, so hopefully I’ll stop ferhoodling them soon.”

Jasmine’s word for the week is fantod, which means, according to Dictionary.com, “a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness.” Despite being more comfortable around Steve, Jasmine will sometimes revert to skittering around the apartment in an attempt to not be spotted by him. This usually happens when Steve is in a particularly aggressive play mood.
“I don’t think Steve understands that he gives me the fantods by sprinting after me. I don’t want to play chase!”

Steve’s word for the week is ludic, which means, according to Merriam-Webster, “of, relating to, or characterized by play.” While most days Steve is content with some good, long play, there are a few days a week where nothing ever seems to be enough. These are the days where he has to sprint himself to sleep, making noise with his sprints, climbs, and meows.
“Sometimes I’m just overcome by this ludic energy. The others just don’t get it.”

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