Grumpy Cat Thinks Fun is Overrated

Some people are just born angry. And so too, it seems, are some cats.

Well, not quite.

A cat named Tardar Sauce, or "Tard" for short, has become Internet-famous for its astoundingly grumpy face.

According to, Tardar Sauce, now known as Grumpy Cat, rose to Internet fame after his photo was uploaded to social networking sites Facebook and Reddit.

Within the first 48 hours, the cat was upvoted more than 25,300 times on Reddit, and the pictures were viewed more than a million times on Imgur.

So is Tard really such a grump? The answer, according to her owner Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Ariz., is no. That’s just her face.

'Tardar is not as coordinated as a normal cat, so she is likely a little angry about that.'

- Owner Tabatha Bundesen

“Tardar has what looks kind of like an under bite. She looked unique, as did her brother, at birth, with a flat face, bubble eyes, and a short tail,” says Tabatha, when asked what gives Tardar her signature scowl, although she admits that genetics may not be the only reason for Tardar’s permanent frown.

“Tardar is not as coordinated as a normal cat, so she is likely a little angry about that. I think she likes to be held and petted some times, but being the pet of a 10 year old could make anyone grumpy.”

Aside from Tabatha, Tardar lives with her mother Callie, brother Pokey, three new born siblings, a dog brother called Shaggy, a dog sister called Honey, a dog grandmother called Raven, and her 10-year-old co-owner Chyrstal Bundesen.

Tabatha says that when Chyrstal met Tardar, it was love at first site.

“Chyrstal, my daughter attached to her instantly. I usually give our kittens away, but she put a hefty price tag on this little one. Any one who responded to my ad for the cats were rudely informed by Chyrstal that Tardar was not a free kitty.”

Tardar Sauce's favorite foods are mice and tuna. (Source)

VIDEO Tard the Grumpy Cat

Responses to "Internet finds world's grumpiest cat, named Tardar Sauce (Video) "

  1. Beautiful kitty. Himalayan? Sweet, yes. Two of them with possible genetics problems. And you continue to breed kittens..."three newborn siblings"... that you then give away for free. That is sad and irresponsible. Callie needs to be spayed and you need to set a better example of pet ownership for your daughter. My thoughts and feelings only, but I know there are many others who will agree.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Agreed! Please spay and neuter your pets!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yep!! A classic example of in-breeding. Pretty sad, actually. Most people spay or neuter their pets, being responsible pet owners. It's good, tho. that you give a home to so many, but just do the right thing.................

  4. Anonymous says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute!!!!just wanna hug her!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    What a sweet heart! Easy to fall in love with. X

  6. Very sweet kitty, but I have to wonder why owner breeds cats only to give them away. This story really bothers me.

  7. Unknown says:

    spay and neuter is right. Adorable kitty yes but it's unfair to keep breeding her....

  8. Anonymous says:

    agreed- cute cat, reprehensible owner.

  9. Anonymous says:

    DEFINITELY! PLEASE STOP BREEDING!!!! People are so shamefully IGNORANT & SELFISH!!! These precious animals are at our mercy, they have no voice or choice! HUMAN PARASITES ~ EVOLVE ALREADY!!!! grrrrrr... ;((

  10. Anonymous says:

    I just pray these poor malformed cats r not in pain !!!! I could see owners as heroes if they picked them up some where to give them a home but to keep BREEDING them..maybe the SPCA should step in and spay that momma cat.....PS im a veterinary technician.

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