World's grumpiest cat turns 1, faces lifetime of grump ahead

By David Self Newlin | Posted - Apr 9th, 2013 @ 3:59pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — We missed the celebration by a couple days, which is undoubtedly just another reason for Grumpy Cat to hate us. Regardless, Grumpy Cat, perhaps the world's most famous feline, turned 1 year old last week.

Grumpy Cat, also known as Tarder Sauce, was born April 4, 2012 and in a fittingly awful turn of events celebrated her birthday with cake she couldn't eat, due to her being a cat. Ever-present was a heavy dose of her classically bad attitude.

Just a few short months after her birth, Tarder Sauce achieved the highest level of internet fame and fandom after a <a href=http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/10bu17/meet_grumpy_cat/" target=_blank>post of her photo to Reddit by her owner's brother.

Folks quickly picked up on the feline's frowny face and redditors started posing memes voicing complaints from her perspective. Those memes quickly caught on, ranging from "I had fun once; It was awful," to "My blood type is be negative."

Grumpy Cat gets her unfriendly complexion from a combination of feline dwarfism and an underbite, according to owner Tabatha Bundesen, though she was bred from two normal adult cats and not purposefully as a munchkin cat.

After taking over the interwebz in just a few short months, Tardar Sauce has also filmed a dour commercial for Friskies and appeared before adoring fans at Austins SXSW festival. A line three blocks long reportedly awaited her arrival.

For a heavy dose of depression, check out our image gallery for some of the best memes featuring Tardar Sauce, the world's grumpiest cat.

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