Au Floof

Au Floof (floofinition) – An animal who helps cares for children or does domestic work for a family in return for room and board.

In use: “She adopted Lucy as an emotional support dog, but Lucy was so smart, she became an au floof, fetching slippers, the newspaper, mail from the carrier, and numerous other tasks, as well as providing security.”


Interfloofent (floofinition) – Things sporadically or erratically done between and around taking care of animals, or pampering animals.

In use: “There were always things to do but things became more interfloofent because being with his dog, a rescue — walking with him, talking with him, napping with him, etc., because the dog seemed to care about him and understand — became the most important and enjoyable part of his life.”


Bumblefloof (floofinition) – 1. An animal (other than a bee) which reminds others of a bumblebee with its sound or colors.

In use: “The little dainty gray and white cat looked nothing like a bee but her purr made her a bumblefloof, earning her the floofbriquet of Bumble.”

2. An ungainly or awkward animal who stumbles, trips, or falls over, without medical reason.

In use: “Toni was an enthusiastic big-pawed bumflefloof as a puppy, galloping about, bounding into furniture and people, knocking things over and bowling over other animals.”


Salfloofbrious (floofinition) – An animal whose presence is favorable to health or well-being, or promotes harmony and peace.

In use: “Beginning in the weeks before Debra’s breast cancer diagnosis, Karma became very loving and attentive, staying with her side as Debra underwent treatment and the cancer went into remission.”


Floofmedy (floofinition) – Humorous events or activities involving animals.

In use: “The early surge in videos and information on the web was fueled by floofmedy as people shared stories about animals stealing food, swimming in pools, and sleeping in strange places or unusual postures.”


Lumberfloof (floofinition) – 1. Animal who moves in a clumsy, awkward way.

In use: “As kittens, the polydactyl orange tabbies were lumberfloof, tripping over their paw and belly-flopping when attempting jumps, but they soon were agile little speedsters, jumping with Olympian grace and skill.”

2. Animal who climbs trees.

In use: “Many animals are natural lumbefloofs, but Jack the Beagle proved to be one, too, surprising everyone — especially the squirrels.”


Floofpunction (floofinition) – The need to act to help an animal, often driven by principles, morality, a sense of justice, anxiety, or guilt.

In use: ‘She spotted a tiny object on the highway shoulder. Even as she flew past at fifty miles an hour, beginning to brake, turning to see what that was, she realized it was a puppy. Slamming on the brakes, jerking her SUV onto the shoulder, floofpunction caused her to run back, pick up the poor animal and whisper as she held it, “I will take care of you.”‘

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