Whether you’re a pet owner or not, it’s undeniable that pups are just some of the cutest things on earth. Sometimes, the cuteness goes on overload that we just don’t have words to describe how it makes us feel. But in some cases, these adorable moments also give birth to new words that perfectly encapsulate the irresistible charm of our fur babies. Here are some dog-related words and slangs pet owners are using nowadays.
One of the rather older terms most people use, this word simply means “dog.” It’s simply a cuter version of “dog” and is commonly used as a term of endearment for your fur babies when they behave so nicely. But while this word sprang from the term “dog” it may also be used to describe other animals such as “water doggos” referring to seals, or “cluck cluck doggos” for chickens.
A sploot is a dog’s adorable way of stretching as its belly rests on the floor and its back legs are stretched out instead of under it. Like the way the word sounds, it’s when your pups plop down the floor in the cutest of manner. It’s one of those moments that you can’t help but grab your phone immediately so you can capture just how adorable they look.
This word isn’t originally a slang, and is actually an official word that can be found in the dictionary. It pertains to a snout or a nose, and although we humans don’t normally use this term to refer to our noses, it’s a perfect word to describe a pup’s nose. Almost like a combination of the sounds of “sniff”, “snoop”, and “snot” which, to be totally honest, are common words that can be associated with our mutts’ noses.
Doggos crave for quite a bunch of attention so it’s not rare for them to stick their cute snoots into your faces. And when this happens, you won’t be able to resist the urge to tap their noses accompanied by the cute sound of the word “boop.” And that is exactly what this word means, and where it originated.
As dog owners, we’ve probably fallen in love one too many times over the cuteness of those pads under our puppies’ paws, especially when they’re still so tiny. We’re all guilty of caressing those pads and enjoying just how smooth they are. Well, now there’s also an equally adorable term for that — toe beans. And if you come to think about it, they do look like a bunch of beans near the toes of your pups. What a cute and appropriate name, right?
Have you ever caught your fur baby sticking its tongue out, but not really sticking its tongue out? You know those moments when they are lying on the floor and have just the tip of their tongues out as if trying to taste the air around? Well, there’s a term for that and it’s called a “blep.” It’s more common among cats, but dogs also do this and when they do, it’s just the most adorable thing to see.
You all might think that this term refers to doggos wanting some attention while you’re in a zoom meeting, but it’s not. Zoomies are something all of us are familiar with. It’s that sudden burst of energy our pups get causing them to just keep running around, zooming from one end of the living room to another. We don’t really get what gives them the zoomies, but we enjoy watching them have a go at it anyway.
Now that you’ve learned some of the newest dog-related words, go and start using them to refer to your pets and their quirky habits. You’ll be surprised how many of your paw parent friends are into these trendy slangs too.