Floofophone (floofinition) – Family of woodwind instruments often used in floof jazz (floozz) music.

In use: “Reading her book in bed late at night, she paused to listen. She’d heard a noise. Her dog beside looked content, with his tail tapping time to some song that he heard. What she almost heard that came to him quite clearly was a floofophone carried on the wind as the Stray Dogs played down the street.”


Floofcapade (floofinition) – An adventurous, daring, or exciting act or incident involving an animal.

In use: “When our pets disappear from our view, people’s minds begin imagining their fur friends are caught in floofcapades that may take them away from them forever.”

Floof Thing

Floof Thing (floofinition) — A matter only animals understand.

In use: “Both dogs and the cat jerked up out of deep sleep, turned their heads and stared toward the front of the house. Cary muted the television and listened. The animals all yawned and lowered their heads again. After a moment, Cary sighed and turned the sound on. It must have been a floof thing.”


Floofventory (floofinition) – An animal’s wary assessment of a situation.

In use: “Sitting down, the stray dog conducted a floofventory of the person calling him and the outstretched hand offering food, and then carefully approached and accepted the meal.”


Floofhaste (floofinition) – Alt spellings: Floof haste, floof-haste. Focused, concentrated activity by an animal exercising all possible speed.

In use: “Wind whipped through the yard, sending the grill cover flying and launching the cats and dogs floofhaste into the house.”


Floofrogative (floofinition) – An exclusive or special privilege, power, or right that an animal believes it has.

In use: “It’s an Internet fact that in most households with pets, the animals assume the floofrogative to sleep anywhere they want, despite human protests and commands.”


Coxsfloof (floofinition) – Animal who has charge of others, especially pets in charge of people or other pets.

In use: “The cat, Petty, was the youngest, newest, and smallest household member, but she’d become the coxsfloof within a week of her arrival, mesmerizing the dogs, humans, and bird.”


Infloofection (floofinition) – The state produced by the establishment of one or more animals in a location.

In use: “The little kitten was so sweet, and clearly needed help, so Beth thought she’d take him home for the night, which was how the infloofection began. Two more cats, a dog, and three years later, and she realized a floofdemic had begun.”

Shadow Floof

Shadow Floof (floofinition) – Conspiracy theory or body of theories that an unseen animal secretly controls everything.

In use: “Certain things couldn’t be explained, like all the pet food and treats being eaten, the amount of fur in the house and on her clothes (she was cleaning it all the time!), or the noises heard at night. To Karen, this was evidence of a shadow floof, manipulating her animals to take over her house.”

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