For you dog people this really has nothing to do with the feline that wanders through your neighborhood driving your canine protector crazy by sitting all smug and in-your-face just out of reach on a fencepost or tree branch. This is more about the actual word CAT and how it randomly appears in our language.

For instance:

Cat … apult.  Perhaps wishful thinking on the part of the gardener who finds the neighbor’s cat using the peony patch as a litter-box … you know, wistful visions of a large slingshot and the cat in flight.

Cat … acomb. Which should have something to do with all that fur, but does not.

Cat … alog. An apt description of sleeping felines.

Cat … aract. obviously a derivative of wreck, as in the cat’s a wreck!

Cat … astrophy which rather speaks for itself.

And last but not least

Cat … alyst. The list goes on and on.

But note that all of this has nothing to do with preferring cats to dogs. I am nothing if not even handed, as I don’t prefer one over the other.

Dog … gerrel. Defined as verse or words that are badly written or expressed. Not unlike this post.

Dog … eared. Worn or battered with use. Old news but still …

Dog … ged. Having tenacity and grim persistence.

Dog … ma. My mother really did prefer dogs to cats.

But the real point of all this is that it is much easier to draw cats than dogs.






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