Here's another informative vocabulary lesson to build your FELINE LEXICON ...
From DaisyMae's Feline Dictionary of Terms and Phrases, the word of the day is:
BITEY (noun) ... b'eye-tea ... The act of using one's teeth to express displeasure by puncturing an object. The "bitey" is often accompanied by growling, clutching with the front paws, and pummeling with the rear paws.
A bitey can also be an expression of curiosity (as when met with a brand-new bag of tempting treats or kibbles) or the mark of playful exuberance (putting the bitey on one's peer to initiate playtime and chasing).
EDITOR'S NOTE: The concept of "putting the bitey" on someone/something ISN'T unique to DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans. MANY feline bloggers utilize the term "bitey" when describing their personal feline behavior. "Bitey" is a universal feline term.
1. Lucky Charmz put the bitey on his Sesame Street Beans "Bert" doll and then proceeded to kick the crud out of it.
2. Mom noticed that someone had put the bitey on the new bag of cat kibbles, thus spilling a large amount on the floor.