According to the Merriam-Webster, it is a British term meaning “cat”. It is believed that it comes probably from Mog, which is a nickname from the name Margaret.
Moggie (another version of the word, plural moggies) is also used to refer to a cat of mixed or unknown breeding. In other words, a moggy is a non-pedigreed cat. Moggie is used interchangeably with the term mongrel.
According to some experts, records show that this term (from Cogney slang) was first used to refer to a cat back in 1911. Before that, the term was used to refer to prostitutes. Regardless of what you call them, cats rule. Here are some fun facts about cats:
--The smallest breeds of cats are the Singapura and the Persian Teacup.
--One of the oldest breed of cat is the Chartreux, which originated in France.
--A cat's brain is very similar to a human's brain.
--On average, cats live longer than dogs.
--The gestation period of cats is around two months.
--It is believed that Abraham Lincoln’s cat Tabby was the first cat to live in the White House.
--Jimmy Carter owned a Siamese cat.
--Most blue-eyed, pure white cats are deaf.
--Cats can sprint up to 30 miles per hour.
--Florence Nightingale owned more than sixty cats during her lifetime.
--Most cats don’t have eyelashes.
--The only continent without cats is Antarctica
--Cats were persecuted during the Middle Ages as they were considered evil creatures.
--The largest cat association is the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA).
Here are more cat facts.
Quotes about Moggies
--Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner. - Stephen Baker
--A kitten is more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with. -- Lady Sydney Morgan
--Meow is like aloha - it can mean anything. - Hank Ketchum
--Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. - Jeff Valdez
--There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. - Jules Champfleury
--There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. - Tay Hohoff
--If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence. - Will Cuppy
--I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine
--A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization. - Author Unknown
--A meow massages the heart. - Stuart McMillan