Thursday, March 28, 2013


Last weekend, we had our Fabulous, adorable and dear friends over for dinner.  During the conversation, cat anatomy came up - specifically that little pouch of hanging skin and fat in the lower abdominal area. So we shared that we called it a "wag bag" because it wags back and forth like a demented bag filled with jello when kitty runs toward you.  Our old deceased kitty Doris had an epic wag bag that could have accommodated a regulation size basketball and we'd often regretted not capturing the grandiosity of its undulations on camera.  Mrs. Fabulous said she thought that was better than calling it a foopa.  That's what it sounded like to me anyway.  So I just thought that was their little term of endearment for the wagging bag of fat and left it at that.  Then she explained that it meant Floppy Upper Penis Area (because their foopa'd feline is a boy).  Ah, a new acronym.

After the Fabulous family went home,  the absolutely shagged and slightly tipsy me started repeating "foopa....foooooopaaaaa..." over and over and giggling like an idiot.  So Google whore that I am, I looked up FUPA.  Sure enough, it was there in the Urban Dictionary, my scholarly source for all that is hip and streetwise.

Now I see Arigato trotting across the tile with his furry little man bag wagging and shout "FUPA!" like some crazed cheese igniting waitress at the local Greek Restaurant.  Seriously, I think he just rolled his eyes at me.

The first definition on the Urban Dictionary page when I linked it was MeDD.  I think the internet is trying to tell me something.

ETA:  Here is a painting of the best FUPA ever by my friend Karolina Sussland