RIP Grumpy Cat: Famous Feline Dies at Age 7, Millions are Mourning

Posted by Christy Caplan
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We're going to miss Grumpy cat! Today, we should all be a little grumpy as this beloved cat sadly passed away 7-years-old. I have said in the past that I'm a dog person but today I'm a cat person. She was the most relatable cat on the internet.

At the rainbow bridge, I know Grumpy Cat was met by many of her fans with glasses of scotch to celebrate her life. Grumpy Cat has over 8.6 million total followers on Facebook, 2.5 million followers on Instagram and 1.5 million followers on Twitter. 

Newsweek tells us,

"Originally named Tardar Sauce, Grumpy Cat became an internet sensation after her photo was posted on Reddit on September 22, 2012. According to her official website, it had been suggested that the photo was doctored, so her owners took to sharing videos of her on YouTube, and the rest is history. Her petite size and sour expression were due to feline dwarfism." 

We're so happy that Mental Floss shared an interview they did with Grumpy Cat as there were some things we didn't know that we want everyone to know!

Let's celebrate Grumpy Cat's life today!

  • Grumpy wasn't actually that grumpy--in fact, she was pretty lovable!
  • Her fave toys were a bag and string
  • Grumpy Cat "wrote" a book--Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book--and it made the New York Times Best Sellers list.
  • Her mom Tabatha Bundesen said she was super frisky between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • She was born April 4, 2012, in Morristown, Arizona

Here's the Tweet from Grump Cat's pet parent. She passed away from a urinary tract infection and related complications.

Grumpy Cat clearly changed the lives of her family and she will be missed by all of us.

One of our fave photos,

Everyone smiles at Grumpy Cat memes and they're some my fave that I've shared everywhere. Today we'll remember her by sharing a meme or two and we'll be a little grumpy. You will be missed sweet Grumpy Cat. We all loved you.

What's your fave memory of Grumo Cat? Please comment below! 

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RIP Grumpy Cat: Famous Feline Dies at Age 7, Millions are Mourning