Grumpy Cat's Purr . . . fect 2nd Birthday!

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While walking around with a sorrowful look may not work for everyone, it sure has for Tardar Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat. For how else can you explain the fact that in 2012, she was named both Most Influential Cat by MSNBC and Most Important Meme, by social media news site Mashable. It is therefore not surprising that this popular feline's second birthday, which fell on Friday, April 4th 2014, is being celebrated with such fanfare.

The celebrations kicked off on the big day, with a visit to the swanky New York City headquarters of Vogue magazine. While there, Grumpy Cat was treated like the celebrity model she is, with top photographers capturing her every move as she "pawed" through previous editions of the magazine. Though she was fêted by every cat lover in the office including the magazine's creative director, Grace Coddington, it was not enough to even crack a smile on the surly cat who later tweeted - 'I went to @VogueMagazine once. It was awful.'

And the fun didn't stop there. On April 14th, Grumpy Cat made her way to the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, to witness the live presentation of the MTV Movie Awards. She began the evening with a cameo appearance in Conan O'Brien's opening skit that featured 50 celebrities. While most seemed flattered to be included in the exclusive list, Grumpy Cat looked rather annoyed at being woken up from her nap. And, despite being assigned plum seating right next to the stage, the cat spent the entire evening, catching up on sleep. Though she was not nominated, her fans believe that she deserved the 'best dressed' award, for the beige Pharrell hat that was stylishly draped over one ear.

The celebrations are not over yet. On April 29th, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, that has hired Grumpy Cat as a spokesperson for its Friskies cat food brand, is throwing her a 'Terrible Twos' birthday party, in New York City. Among the guests will be the lucky winner of a recently-held contest that asked fans to post the grumpiest photo of their felines. In case you missed it, don't fret. That's because though the grand prize has been awarded, you can still post a photo and be eligible to win fun prizes, until April 29th.

Born with a disorder called feline dwarfism that makes her look as though she is permanently scowling, Tarder Sauce or Tard as she is affectionately called, lived a normal life in Morristown, Arizona, until September, 2012. That's when her owners Bryan and Tabatha Bundesen, posted of a picture of their unusual looking pet on user-generated news site Reddit. It captured the fancy of so many people, that Tardar Sauce became an overnight celebrity. Nicknamed Grumpy Cat, she now has her own brand of T-shirts, coffee mugs and stuffed animals that are sold at retail stores like Walmart, Urban Outfitters and Hot Topic. And if that is not enough, she is about to make her debut on the big screen, alongside superstars like Seth Rogen and Jack Black.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Grumpy Cat!

Sources: E! News, Metro, Mashable;

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  • doubletrouble
    doubletroubleTuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:47 am
    I wonder why you are so grumpy all the time but that will never change that we love 💘 you soo much
    • jazmine2008
      jazmine2008Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:15 am
      awwwww i love grumpy cat!!! r.i.p love you grumpy cat💖💖
      • doubletrouble
        doubletroubleTuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:48 am
        love th grumpy cat soo much
      • 4909addie
        4909addieWednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:17 am
        I loved Grumpy cat. I love the meme I don't know where i'd be without life alert and then grumpy cat says on the floor. R.I.P❤️❤️❤️
        • doubletrouble
          doubletroubleTuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:49 am
          l loved the grumpy cat to
        • torivega2010
          torivega2010Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:57 am
          I just found out grumpy cat died from a UTI ( urinary tract infection) which was probably very painful for her and now she probably doesn't have to deal with it any more because she probably went to heaven but I still miss her very much even though I never met her
          • bakugo7
            bakugo7Friday, March 5, 2021 at 8:35 am
            You will forever be in our hearts
            • kepamofu-160512076265
              kepamofu-160512076265Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:44 am
              i have a tuft animal cat named grumpy cat
              • fijevoji-160512076351
                fijevoji-160512076351Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 8:55 am
                that is so sad she died
                • abbyhatcher23
                  abbyhatcher23Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 11:23 am
                  Poor grumpy cat she died at the age of 8 during her sleep
                  • abbyhatcher23
                    abbyhatcher23Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 11:22 am
                    My cousin loves Pusheen.😂😂😂
                    • pusheen_twt
                      pusheen_twtSunday, July 26, 2020 at 5:18 pm
                      R.I.P Grumpy Cat Ur memes will always be in my hart 💕❤