5 Nicknames Related to Bread That I Give My Cats


Not to sound like that Oprah commercial for Weight Watchers, but I LOVE BREAD! If I’m hungry for it, I’m going to eat it. I don’t (usually) sit down to a giant loaf of sourdough or anything, but I don’t want to deprive myself of bread joy. Thankfully, I don’t have a medical condition that prevents me from relishing the stuff.

And real butter … don’t forget the butter. Bread without butter is just wrong, and don’t try to argue with me about that point because I’ll hear nothing of it. Bread and butter goes together like, well, bread and butter. See what I mean? #caseclosed

Cats and bread are a perfect combination. Sometimes I hold my cat while eating a cinnamon bun or breadstick, but other times my cat looks like a cinnamon roll or breadstick. Because of my constant bread-o-vision, I’ve given my cats bread-themed nicknames. Here are six of them.

Please pass the butter.

1. Cinnamon Bun

There's even a little white frosting!
There’s even a little white frosting!

I call Phoebe Cinnamon Bun for a few reasons. First of all, when she sleeps curled up, she looks like the delicious pastry. In addition to her shape, there are many splashes of cinnamon-toned coloring on her fur. You know how you can see the lines of cinnamon on those tasty buns? Same thing! I swear the cat makes me hungry.

Aside from the whole physical resemblance to the cinnamon roll, I often call her Bunny because her fur is rabbit-soft. I sometimes shorten it to Bun-Bun. But when she’s curled up in that hopelessly adorable position, she’s a total Cinnamon Bun.

2. Poppin’ Fresh


When Pillsbury Poppin’ Fresh dough goes into the oven, it expands. When Saffy rolls over, she expands. It’s true. She looks twice her size when she lets it all hang out. It’s so hard not to touch her belly when she’s in this position. I usually do, and most of the time am met with a snappy meow-warning. See, if she were the Pillsbury Doughboy, she’d giggle when I poked her midsection. The big belly is where their similarity ends.

3. Croissant

Oui, oui!
Oui, oui!

The fun part about using this nickname is saying it in a fancy French manner. Don’t know what I mean? Take a look here for a quick lesson. When one of my kitties is curled up in a “C” position, I can’t hep but want to butter them and take a bite. Also I want to don a beret and sit in an outdoor cafe. Oui!

4. Take-n-Bake

Bakin' the breadsticks.
Bakin’ the breadsticks.

Carb-loving Angie believes cats’ tails sometimes resemble breadsticks. And when the tails are sunbathing, they look like take-n-bake breadsticks. It’s not uncommon for me to walk into a room and say, “What’s up, Take-n-Bake?” Of course, my cats are not at all amused by my half-baked humor. I’m pretty sure I’m a pro at amusing myself, though.

5. Loafer

I bought this bread container at a garage sale specifically for cat pics. Totally serious.
I bought this bread container at a garage sale specifically for cat pics. Totally serious.

No bread-related cat post would be complete without paying homage to the almighty cat loaf. I think this is the king of all resting positions. Some cat lovers compare their kitties to meat loaves, but I like to think of them as loaves of bread. Plus, when I go in for a huff, I’d much rather imagine myself burying my face in a warm loaf of fresh-baked bread rather than a ketchup-covered meat loaf, but that’s just me. Maybe you like a face-full of ketchup, and who am I to judge you?

Do you have any bread-related nicknames for your cats? Share them in the comments!

Read more by Angie Bailey:

About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (originated right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.

1 thought on “5 Nicknames Related to Bread That I Give My Cats”

  1. Mine don’t do loaves. They do “loafing with intent”: relaxed but alert for anything comestible that might come into range.

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