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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Words with Webster (Resorption), Plus Friendly Fill-Ins

We have two features for you this Friday. First up is Words with Webster, and then it’s on to Friendly Fill-Ins. Let’s get right to it with Webs’s kind-of-serious word.

Words with Webster: Resorption

 Hi, all! Webster here, with a new cat-related word for you. This week’s word is in observation of Pet Dental Health Month. The word is “resorption.” This is when the dentin (the hard, bony part) of a tooth erodes and is eventually destroyed. It is a very common condition in cats. The Cornell Feline Health Center says that 20–60% of all cats and almost 75% of cats at least 5 years old have some resorption. No one is really sure what causes it. Resorption can become very painful. A common first sign is when a cat starts eating differently, not chewing her food, or chewing on only one side of the mouth. Tooth extraction is the only effective treatment.

I remind you to take care of your cat’s dental health this month. Teeth are important! 

Take care of your cat's dental health all year
but especially during Pet Dental Health Month.
Image credit: Rasulov, via Adobe Stock.

Friendly Fill-Ins

And now to Friendly Fill-Ins, from 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader. They are a fun way to learn a little bit about the authors of the blogs you read. The first two questions, answered by old SoLT, are from Ellen of 15andmeowing, and the next two, answered this week by Real Cat Paisley, are from Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.

Old SoLT’s answers
1.Snow was a lot more fun 30 years ago (when I might get a day off school) than it is today (when I have to shovel it).

2. My favorite kind of soup is Maryland crab soup, followed closely by corn chowder.
Real Cat Paisley’s answers

3. When no one is around, I take lots of naps. When I’m awake and alone, I plot different ways to scare the dog.

4. My mommy is my best friend, because she picked me out from all the other kitties at that adoption event.


  1. I agree with comment about snow. It was definitely more fun when I was a child and could make snow forts with it than it is to shovel it. I had never heard of the word resorption before. Thanks for sharing the information. The graphic with the cat holding the toothbrush is cute!

  2. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I enjoyed both sets of answers. I remember the good old days hoping for no school. :) You are sweet Paisley, I can see why your Mom chose you. My Snowball has tooth resorption and only has a few left. Have a nice weekend! XO

  3. Ooooh ... what about crab AND corn chowder!!! Paisley, you are a sweetheart :)

  4. Oh, yes! Maryland crab soup is wonderful! Of course, naps are good, too. So is adopting a cat! HUGS! Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  5. Dental health is extremely important! Isn't it funny that two torties answered #4 the exact same way? Totally agree with your human's #1 too.

  6. Mes does NOT like to thinks about snow or dentists...and wes LOVES your fill ins!
    Yous guys sure know how to makes mes laughs