A reader writes:

Maybe if the cat had been mauled or something terrible. Otherwise, I think you meant Chillin'.

Another writes:

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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