We cats share an ancient lineage and we occasionally enjoy being spoken to in an ancient language. So today I, Miss Cuddlywumps, shall teach you humans two Latin words for “cat.”
- The first word is cattus, which I have been informed is Late Latin for “cat.”
- The second word is feles, Latin for “cat, wild cat, marten, ferret.”
Why the ancient Romans did not bother to distinguish the noble cat from some scruffy little ferret I do not know. I have never quite understood the Romans.
Nevertheless, you now have two new words with which to impress your cat. Please use your new knowledge to impress your cat today; he or she has been waiting so long to see you do something—anything—impressive.