Jackson Galaxy, renowned Cat Daddy, shared an amusing definition of floof, specifically as it pertains to cats. He talks about how the word can be used in a variety of different grammatical ways while also explaining how to take care of a floofy cat.
What is floof? Is it a noun, a verb, an adjective… or a way of life? We’re tackling only the hardest-hitting questions…so join us on this investigative deep-dive into floof.
Galaxy also explains what makes up a floofy coat.
For instance, we have the guard hairs which are the outer hair. It’s also called primary hairs. They are coarse and straight and they taper to a fine tip to insulate a cat’s body and protect the skin and assist their sense of touch. They’re almost like little whiskers. Medium-sized awn hairs come below that. …And then the secondary hairs are those located in the undercoat. These crimped or rippled appearing hairs are the thinnest in a cat’s coat. … All together these three layers of floofy hair help to regulate body temperature.
Our late, greatly missed mascot Ika Zaru was a particularly floofy cat.