The Woobie


Do you know what a “woobie” is? Here is a post from 2014 about woobies.

Bad Cat Chris

The first time I heard the word “woobie” was in 2005. Rose heard her mother use it to refer to a blanket that her brother would carry around with him like Linus from the Peanuts comic strip. I thought it was a made up word but it really exists and it means “security blanket.”

I was introduced to the word after we adopted Tigger and Flash. Initially, Tigger was adopted by Rose’s mother, but the next day the shelter called and said they wanted him back because his brother Flash was in much distress without him. We tried to talk her into adopting Flash (they had different names then) but she only wanted one cat at that time so we ended up adopting both of them.

They lost their mother at a very young age so Tigger developed a habit of sucking on Flash’s belly. Rose referred to Flash as…

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8 thoughts on “The Woobie

  1. The Island Cats

    I had a cat a while back that would suck on my arm and make biscuits. I assumed he hadn’t been properly weaned from his mother. I found him to be quite endearing when he did that.

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