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Mondays with Buddy: Philoprogenitive


Today’s cat word is philoprogenitive (fi-lə-prō-ˈje´-nə-tiv). It is a combination of “phil” meaning loving or having an affinity for, and Latin “progenitus,” meaning begot or begotten.The first known use of the word was in 1865.

Philoprogenitive means: tending to produce offspring;  prolific; or love for one’s offspring.  Cats who are not spayed can be quite philoprogenitive if left to roam outdoors. Mommy says there are many stray cats because their parents are not neutered and, therefore, are very philoprogenitive. I think it is great to love your offspring but I feel sad for the little kitties who live outdoors and are always getting new brothers and sisters.


A cat can have three litters a years with 4 to 6 kittens in a litter. If a cat has 12 kittens a year and lives 15 years, that 180 kittens in a lifetime. If they all find good homes, that’s…

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4 comments on “Mondays with Buddy: Philoprogenitive

  1. amanpan
    February 2, 2016

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. The nominees are under no obligation to pass on the award. I pass the award to those that I follow and enjoy their talent, as well as those that are supportive of my blogs. Instructions are posted in my blog:


    • brendablagdon
      February 2, 2016

      How kind of you. I would be honoured to accept the award and pass it on. Buddy is thrilled. He says meowntk you and purrs. I will get on to this in the next day or two.

      Liked by 1 person

      • amanpan
        February 2, 2016

        Well, you are quite welcome and I am glad Buddy is purring about it too. 😊

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