The internet sensation known as Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, passed away on Tuesday and it’s possible there will never be another like her, as it’s unclear what kind of cat she was.
Complications from a urinary tract infection proved too tough for Grumpy Cat to overcome and she passed away in the arms of her mother, Tabatha.
What breeds of Cat is grumpy cat?
Grumpy Cat was definitely a mixed breed and her family noted that she looked like she may have had some Persian, Ragdoll or Snowshoe in her. The family didn’t breed Grumpy Cat so unfortunately, her lineage ended with her. Known for her grumpy expression, Tardar Sauce wasn’t permanently perturbed in real life.
What kind of Cat is the new Grumpy Cat?
Meet Kitzia! The tabby cat that belongs to Viktoriia Otdielnova, who happens to be a photographer, according Bored Panda. Thanks to Kitzia’s face and Otdielnova’s skills, the sad-faced kitty has over 56,000 followers on her Instagram where she goes by @grumpy_kitzia.
Is Grumpy Cat a real Cat?
Grumpy Cat, whose real name was “Tardar Sauce,” died peacefully at home after contracting a urinary tract infection, her family announced on Instagram in May. The cat curmudgeon captivated millions of internet users with her iconic frown, which was likely due to feline dwarfism.
What are the grumpy face cats called?
Those with flat faces and short noses are termed brachycephalic (the same term is used for dogs such as bulldogs and pugs), and the breeds most affected are Persians and Exotic Shorthairs. Sadly, this flat-faced look is directly linked to a number of health issues.
Grumpy Cat soared to fame and became a worldwide sensation in 2012 when her frowning face was shared on the internet. When viewers said the image was photoshopped the first video of Grumpy Cat was shared on YouTube. With more than 1.5 million views in the first 36 hours, a star and popular meme was born.
News Animals ‘Grumpy Cat‘ Wasn’t So Cranky After All By Laura Moss Laura Moss Writer University of South Carolina Laura Moss is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about science, nature, culture, and the environment. Learn about our editorial process Updated May 19, 2019 This story is part of Treehugger’s news archive. Learn more about our news archiving process or read our latest news. Grumpy Cat attends an event in New York in celebration of her birthday. (Photo: JStone/Shutterstock.com) Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices News Archive The cat that launched a thousand memes has died. Her family posted a note this week that the unforgettable feline passed away on May 14, the result of complications from a urinary tract infection. “Besides being our baby and a cherished member of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world even when times were tough. “Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.” Humble beginnings The Internet knew her as “Grumpy Cat,” but Tardar Sauce “Tard” for short wasn’t actually all that grumpy. The mixed-breed cat became an Internet sensation when her photo was posted on Reddit in 2012. Many users suspected that the feline’s frown had been Photoshopped, so her owners shared some videos of her to prove that Tardar’s face really does look a bit cranky. “Tardar has what looks kind of like an underbite,” owner Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona, told Fox News at the time. “She looked unique, as did her brother, at birth, with a flat face, bubble eyes, and a short tail.” Tardar was born on April 4, 2012, and although she’s said to have some ragdoll, snowshoe and Siamese in her line, her mother was a calico cat and her father was a gray-and-white tabby cat. “Many have said that she is a ‘dwarf’ cat or a ‘munchkin,’ but she was born from two normal-sized cats,” according to Grumpy Cat‘s official Facebook page. “Her back legs are a bit longer than her front legs and she wobbles a bit when she walks.” Veterinarians said her size and shape could be genetic or neurological, but that the cranky kitty was perfectly healthy. Although Bundesen usually gave away kittens, her 10-year-old daughter, Chrystal, fell in love with Grumpy Cat‘s unique appearance and insisted they keep her. As a kitten, Tardar’s fur was speckled with dark spots, which reminded Chrystal of tartar sauce. She named the cat after the condiment misspelling it in the process and it stuck. Sweet and sassy Despite her distinctive frown and inherent clumsiness, Tardar’s owners say she was a sweet and affectionate pet. “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 sometimes, but being the pet of a 10-year-old could make anyone grumpy,” Bundesen said at the time. After her first encounter with fame, Tardar decided to set the record straight about her disposition and released the video above in which she clarifies, “I’m not grumpy. I don’t like when people call me grumpy. That’s just how my face is shaped. I look like other cats, I think.” And that’s a good lesson for all of us to keep in mind.