What Is Splooting? Does Your Cat Sploot?

Sploot Or Splooting Your Cat Already Does It

Our pets are so adorable that the online pet community has birthed its own ridiculous but hilarious slang to describe our furry friends and their behavior. You are probably familiar with some of the classic kitty memes, such as Keyboard Cat or LOLCats in general, but cat-memeing has crossed the digital threshold into IRL vocabulary. Case in point? Splooting.

Splooting describes one of the silliest things a four-legged friend can do. Splooting is when a cat lays out on the belly while having both hind legs splay out behind them instead of being neatly tucked under their torso. It looks like this:

Simon made it all the way to Calgary. #yyc #catsofinstagram #sploot #splooting #splootingcat #tuxedocat

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Airplane Ears Cats

Cats have long been the reigning champion as far as animals of the Internet go, so it is easy to see why splooting is only one of many meme terms that cat lovers use to describe their cat’s kooky quirks. For example, “Airplane Ears” is used to describe when a cat folds her ears back as if she is about to take flight. In reality, it may mean that your cat is annoyed and wants to claw at you.

Airplane….. #greykitty #mybabykitty #kittyairplane #airplaneears #clearedforlanding

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Baffing Cats

“Baffing” is another catcentric term for something non-cat folk may refer to as “grooming.” Yes, baffing is the same thing as saying a cat grooms itself, but baffing is so much more entertaining and in line with all that is cat.

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Loafing Cats

One of the silliest terms the Internet has come up for a kitty behavior is “loafing.” No, loafing does not simply refer to the cat favorite activity of lazing around. Loafing is when a cat (or doggo) puts all four of its paws underneath its torso, making it look like a furry loaf of bread with an adorable little face.

The lexicon of Internet cat-lingo is still in its infancy, but it has grown exponentially since the incarnation of the “I Can Has Cheezburger” kitty. What other meme terms do you enjoy using to describe your cat? Let us know in the comments as Keyboard Cat plays us off.