Things only Cat owners know !! (Tom Cat)

28 Feb

 

This was sparked by the question Why is Tom the name of that cat?

Answer: A male cat is called a “tom”…who knew?

A group of cats is referred to as a “clowder”,

A “tom” once neutered  becomes a “gib”

A female is called a “molly” or “queen”.

Male progenitor of a cat, especially a pedigreed cat, is its “sire”,

Female progenitor is a “dam”.

An immature cat is called a “kitten”. In medieval Britain, the word kitten was interchangeable with the word “catling”.

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