In case you haven’t noticed, dogs are no longer just dogs and cats are no longer just cats – they’re puppers and floofs and doggos, et al.
If you love your pet but you’re feeling left behind by the internet slang, we’ve got you covered with these 10 must-know terms.
Yes, it sort of means small except extra – a smol cat or dog is not only tiny, but cute enough to incite squeals from everyone in the vicinity.
When your pet is laying with his legs splayed and his belly flat on the cool surface, you’re witnessing a sploot.
When your dog makes that sound deep in her throat like she’s probably going to bark but hasn’t totally made up her mind? That’s a boof.
People can be derpy but it’s not as cute as when a pet does it – the expression is basically a stand-in for “duh” or “dur” and is associated with clumsy, clueless, or silly-looking cats and dogs.
It’s pretty much the only acceptable term for your pet’s snout these days.
A blep is when your pet’s tongue hangs out of their mouth just a bit and they don’t even seem to notice.
When you touch your cat or dogs nose, or they touch noses with each other, you must say boop. It’s required.
Your floof – or floofy pet – has lots of hair that she’ll leave all over the house. It doesn’t stop them from squeezing through tiny spaces, though!
You can call any dog a pupper, regardless of age, and don’t let anyone tell you differently.
The internet has decided that dogs don’t bark, they bork. And now that’s all you’re going to hear.
I’m going to need another smol floof around the house. You?