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Grumpy Cat Gets Generous [w/pic, video]
Petside.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jo Singer

Posted on 01/05/2013 1:18:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

Tardar, AKA Grumpy closely resembles a Snowshoe cat. However, she is not a true Snowshoe, since her mother is a domestic shorthair calico and her father has gray and white stripes. And while the eight-month old kitten may be wearing a permanent scowl, the huge number of videos featuring this very unique kitty (whose appearance is, to say the least, quite unusual), has put a huge grin on the faces of the millions of cat lovers who have made her into one of the most shining feline stars on the Internet. 

While her veterinarian suspects that her shape and size may point in the direction of a neurological or genetic condition, which testing could confirm, since she is in excellent health, her guardians don’t want to subject her to any further “prodding or poking”. This said she will be receiving regular checkups to monitor any changes in her health.

No matter what, Grumpy’s perpetual frown has nothing to do with her disposition. According to Animal Tracks one of her guardians, Arizona resident Tabatha Bundesen claims that most of the time Tardar is really a sweet little feline with a fetching purrsonality. Tabatha’s daughter thought that the kitty’s speckled coat color looked like Tartar sauce. But although her daughter misspelled the word, and wrote her name down as “Tardar”, the moniker stuck like glue and now she is affectionately called “Tard”.

Grumpy became an Internet sensation overnight; and quite by accident. After her photo was posted on Reddit, in September, many folks insinuated that it had been photoshopped. To prove that Grumpy was “for real”, the family posted several videos of her on YouTube.

This adorable feline isn’t just another Internet fad. According to an announcement on her very own website, Grumpy Cats, (which has been averaging between 16,000 and 32, 000 unique hits a day), she recently made an appearance on the NBC’s "Today Show." Look out Simon’s Cats! This grumpy kitty could become even more popular than the famous British cartoon.

Thankfully Grumpy’s newfound fame has not gone to her head. She is very concerned about the huge number of unwanted kitties ending up in shelters. To help prevent growing overpopulation she cannot more strongly stress the importance of neutering and spaying.

Grumpy is also donating a portion of the proceeds of the sale of her wide assortment of T-shirts, mugs, and holiday cards—available on her website—to various charities. Her very first donation went to 4 Paws Rescue, a no-kill shelter in Youngstown Arizona near where she lives.

Take a moment to meet Grumpy up close and purrsonal by watching the video uploaded to YouTube by SevereAvoidance. It already has received over 4 million hits!



TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Pic, video at source.

Can't get too much Tardar Sauce!

1 posted on 01/05/2013 1:18:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 01/05/2013 1:21:08 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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3 posted on 01/05/2013 1:22:08 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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4 posted on 01/05/2013 1:23:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

5 posted on 01/05/2013 1:30:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She’s adorable!

I am so glad we have the internet for sharing cat pics/vids these days. What did we ever do to indulge our cat habits before then?


6 posted on 01/05/2013 5:30:43 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
It's a Tard ping!!

Love lil Grumpy cat!

OT: I, too, have a grumpy cat...in fact 2 of them. but in our case they are grumpy because 'The Kids', our twin 9 month old kittens are bugging them! Who knew the 2 year old Ragdoll would be the disciplinarian? heh

7 posted on 01/05/2013 5:38:39 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One can never have too much Tardar Sauce or her brother Pokey!

I want a Tardar T shirt myself.

Thank you for posting the story behind the grump!


8 posted on 01/05/2013 5:45:41 AM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Slings and Arrows

9 posted on 01/05/2013 6:10:32 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is it just me or does this cat dislike Obama?

http://cdn.grumpycats.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Grumpy-Cat-01.jpg

;-)


10 posted on 01/05/2013 6:19:10 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

11 posted on 01/05/2013 7:23:42 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

lol


12 posted on 01/05/2013 8:21:40 AM PST by angcat
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah, Grumpy Cat does resemble my Whitey, who I lost in October, she was a half-Snowshoe (I might have seen her father running around one time) since her mother, Spunky, is grey and white American Shorthair. BTW, Whitey hissed at Bronco Bama on TV and swatted the screen when he came on one time.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 8:50:35 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Slings and Arrows

14 posted on 01/05/2013 8:58:07 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I am FB friends with Tard, LOL! His owners posts are hilarious!


15 posted on 01/05/2013 9:27:56 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: exDemMom
The Internet is made of cats.
16 posted on 01/05/2013 10:22:12 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CAluvdubya

It’s a sign of the Apocalypse.


17 posted on 01/05/2013 10:27:38 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gefn

My pleasure.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 10:39:41 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

The theological implications are staggering.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 10:40:32 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SumProVita

That makes two of us.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 10:42:01 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: martin_fierro

Hugh Jackman, eat your heart out!


21 posted on 01/05/2013 10:42:37 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nowhere Man

A cat of impeccable taste. RIP, ma’am.


22 posted on 01/05/2013 10:48:19 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Hrmph. Nobody buys my t-shirts.


23 posted on 01/05/2013 10:48:19 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: jiggyboy

That’s animal abuse. ;^)


24 posted on 01/05/2013 10:49:28 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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25 posted on 01/05/2013 10:54:25 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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26 posted on 01/05/2013 10:56:24 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Our cat, Paws, was always frowning. I asked her why she was always so glum.

“Because if I killed you, which I should, there wouldn’t be anyone to change my cat box.”

Quite a conundrum, there.


27 posted on 01/05/2013 11:12:07 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Poor kitteh...wait a minute.


28 posted on 01/05/2013 11:13:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

29 posted on 01/05/2013 11:20:15 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JoeProBono

Grumpy Cat sez, “I iz smilin on teh insied, dammit!”


30 posted on 01/05/2013 12:33:35 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The Internet is made of cats.

Haha, that explains a lot. ;-)

31 posted on 01/05/2013 6:12:52 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

It all makes sense now...


32 posted on 01/05/2013 6:29:46 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They *think* the father was gray and white, but since litters can be fathered by multiple toms they’ll never know for sure. A purebred daddy could explain the coloration and possible defects as well. Maybe he was some Inbred Jed of the cat world.


33 posted on 01/05/2013 9:43:48 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Understood. All my cats are former strays; I’ve often suspected that their genetic trees are missing a few forks.


34 posted on 01/05/2013 9:51:59 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

P. S. I’ve seen a video of Tardar Sauce walking, and I’m pretty sure she has some hip dysplasia.


35 posted on 01/05/2013 9:54:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I know, in all the pictures I’ve seen of her sitting, she looks all floppy. Poor little thing.


36 posted on 01/05/2013 10:40:40 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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