Word of the Day: Caterwauling

I’ve been trying to figure out what to call Fuzzy’s incessant, excruciatingly annoying yowling. Meowing just sounds too tame? But it’s not exactly craying if he’s not really sad, right?

This article pointed me to the proper term: caterwauling. Of course, the helpful advice — i.e. not to give into whatever your cat is whining for — is all fine and good, but when you’ve got that incessant whining going on every morning when you wake up, every evening when you sit on the couch, when you hit the hay at night, and just about every period inbetween … well, easier said than done.

I prefer to go with the old, caterwaul right back at ’em strategy.