Whether or not you’re done with Internet sensation Grumpy Cat or not by now, there’s one thing that you have to admit – it’s still one of the most successful Internet sensations of our time. So much so that the iconic cat has become the one pet that you’ve love to hate, although you don’t ;)
Tardar Sauce (born 4th April 2012), better known by her Internet moniker “Grumpy Cat”, has a permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism. She and her brother Pokey were born to normal parents with “a flat face, bubble eyes, and a short tail”. Tardar Sauce is undersized and has hind legs that “are a bit different”.
Grumpy Cat’s popularity originated from a picture posted to the social news website Reddit by her owner Tabatha Bundesen’s brother Bryan on 22nd Sept 2012. It was made into an image macro with grumpy captions. Ironically, although she has a grumpy expression on her face and called “Grumpy Cat”, Tardar Sauce is calm and “actually really nice,” whereas Pokey has a grumpy personality.
That having said, it was her grumpy expression that has had Tabatha Bundesen laughing all the way to the bank.
According to Telegraph UK, in just 2 years, Grumpy Cat has made £64 million from an array of products, including bestselling books and a film. Not surprisingly, Tabatha Bundesen believes that her pet in “unstoppable”.
She told the Express:
What she’s achieved in such a short time is unimaginable and absolutely mind-blowing. I was able to quit my job as a waitress within days of her first appearance on social media and the phone simply hasn’t stopped ringing since.
Grumpy’s earnings have dwarfed those of many of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Gwyneth Paltrow who, according to Forbes magazine, earned just over £12 million last year. The cat is also outstripping the world’s top footballers including Christiano Ronaldo, whose total remuneration this year is estimated at £27.1 million.
Let’s not forget that Grumpy Cat has, to date, about 512,000 followers on Instagram and 255,000 on Twitter. We can’t even explain why since Tardar Sauce doesn’t actually talk..or type.
Meanwhile, a Grumpy Cat movie (also her official movie debut) titled, “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” is set to premiere on Christmas Day.
Find out more about “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” here.
Source: Telegraph UK.