Who doesn’t love a well thought out collective noun for a group of animals? An unkindness of ravens, a business of ferrets, a smack of jellyfish. At some point, someone said that geese are in a gaggle when they’re hanging around on the ground, but when they’re flying they’re a skein. Nobody objected, so that’s what they are.
Today I am going to present two words in honor of my 19 year old cat Joaquin. I know I’ve been dedicating a lot of posts to him lately, but he got very sick just before Thanksgiving and I want to make sure he’s recuperated fully and will cheer up some time soon.
A clowder of cats is a gang of cats. Of course, there is an alternate term that might be more appropriate for a group of elderly Joaquins:
Dude, stop glowering. I know I took photos of you in your diaper, but it’s not like I posted them on the internet.