A reader writes:
Maybe if the cat had been mauled or something terrible. Otherwise, I think you meant Chillin'.
At first I misread the meaning of the entry title, "Chilling," and didn't interpret it to mean "taking it easy, sitting around, hanging out." Instead, I was prepared to see something "frightening, disturbing, blood-curdling." I was not disappointed. (I hate cats.)
I take the Beyonce line on gerunds: if you like it, you should put an ing on it.
(With apologies to Varla Jean Merman.)
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