I lived in a scholarship house for all of one year when I was in college (in the US). At the end of every year, they held an event that they called "The Cat-Putting" in which a few residents would take turns telling a story. In the story they passed an imaginary cat to each other, but the primary focus of the story was to gently razz or roast all of the residents.
I remember that it was explained at the beginning of this event that it was dubbed "The Cat-Putting" because of an idiomatic expression that had something to do with cats, but I can't figure out what that expression might be.
Does anyone know what saying this might refer to, and how it might relate to this event? And has anyone else ever heard of a "cat-putting" or is this an event that is restricted to this one particular house?