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RIP Grumpy Cat

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, May 17, 2019.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

  2. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    ‘Grumpy Cat travelled the world making television appearances and in 2014 even starred in her own Christmas film.
    Madame Tussauds in San Francisco unveiled a waxwork of her in 2015’

    Good grief. :rolleyes:
  3. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Yep the "owners" can probably retire on it all, and couldn't even save the poor pussycat. :(
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Seven's no age for a cat, even a viral grumpy meme cat. Ours made it to twenty, but she wasn't an internet icon.
  5. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Two of the greats together.
    afterdark and burajda like this.
  7. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    The owners received a 700,000 dollar legal payout last year after a coffee retailer had used their cat beyond its contract agreement.
  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Grumpy cat is alive and well and living next door
  9. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Traumatic / heartbreaking losing your pet whatever the context.
    Laphroig likes this.
  10. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    The money changed her. In the end they were using duct tape.
    Laphroig likes this.
  11. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I have to confess that the first cats I had didn't make old bones, but it may have had something to do with the names they were given.

    I called my first cat Herculules, having been influenced by the Elton John song "A Cat Named Hercules". Sadly, he tried to stop a lorry but his strength wasn't there that day.

    Keeping with the ancient myth theme, I named the next cat Oedipus but sadly he went blind in both eyes and had to be put down for the distress it caused him.
  12. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    It isn't. But the cat was suffering from at least 2 conditions which gave its distinctive grumpy appearance.

    "Tardar Sauce, nicknamed Grumpy Cat, was an American internet celebrity cat. She was known for her permanently "grumpy" facial appearance, which was caused by an underbite and feline dwarfism."
    Extract from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumpy_Cat

    The cat had beautiful eyes but the world was obsessed by the human-like grumpy expression. All very sad.
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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