I was putting paw to paper the other day when I suddenly realised just how impawtant our paws word are! Indeed it’s incredible how frequently they crop up in conversation in the Barking Bugle household every day! I have compiled a list of some of my favourite ones with definitions. Here they are:-
Appawling = very bad, awful. (Often associated with my brother Gizmo’s behaviour!)
Depawt = to leave or to force someone out of a country. (Thank goodness Gizmo has never been abroad – he’s already been chased out of Scotland!)
Downpaw = a heavy fall of rain. (We King Charles Spaniels do not like this at all!)
Impawfect = not perfect. (You definitely couldn’t describe me as this!)
Impawssible = can’t do it!
Impawster = a dog who pretends to be someone else to deceive others.
Impawt = to bring goodies from overseas.
Impawtant = of great significance.
Oppawtunity = a chance to do something.
Pawfect = a description of me!
Pawcket = a small bag used to carry articles such as doggy chunks.
Pawdecure = having your nails done. (We like this sort of pampering!)
Pawk = a big space for walkies.
Pawrents = a doggy’s mother and father.
Pawesome = extremely good, excellent. (We use this one a lot!)
Pawrly = unwell.
Pawse = to have a rest from barking.
Pawsh = elegant or stylishly luxurious. (This description seems pawfect for us Spaniels!)
Pawsche = a high performance sports car.
Pawsecco = an Italian white wine. (Gizmo is extremely fond of this!)
Pawssess = to own.
Pawsterity = difficult economic conditions ie. a reduction in doggy chunks.
Pawsture = how you sit, stand, and lie down.
Pawssibility = a thing that may happen.
Pawtato = a vegetable that grows underground.
Pawtential = abilities for success.
Pawtfolio = Frodo’s chunk account at Barkleys Bank.
Pawticular = a certain way of doing things.
Pawtograph = my signature.
Pawtrait = a painting of a doggy.
Pawty = a social gathering of invited guests. (We really like these!)
Propawse = to ask for paw in marriage.
Repawcussions = what happens when I roll in horse poo!
Repawt = we are pawticularly good at this!
Repawtition = rolling in horse poo again!
Spawt = chasing a ball.
Stupaw = a state of near unconsciousness. (Gizmo has experienced many drunken ones in his time!)
Supawficial = what this list is.
Supawlative = of the highest degree or quality; what this guide is.
Supawmarket = a big shop that sells doggy chunks.
Supawvise = making sure I make the tea properly.
Topawry = the art or practice of chewing shrubs into ornamental shapes. (We are all really good at this skill!)
Transpawt = how you get somewhere.
I really hope you have enjoyed reading this article – I bet you can think of a whole host of other words that would look good in my list. Why not have a go yourself?
Woofs Pupstar – pawfect pooch and K9 repawter