I want GARFI to trump Grumpy 😉 In other words I’d like Garfi, who is a new but better version of Grumpy Cat, to take away some of Grumpy’s celebrity. This is because Garfi is a normal traditional Persian type cat whereas Grumpy’s fame comes from an accident of cat anatomy. If we are to have celebrity cats I’d rather the cats had normal anatomy as it better celebrates the domestic cat rather than exploits an “anatomical defect”.
Garfi has been described as the angriest cat on the internet or “menacing”. He looks p*ss*d off and grumpy too. None of it is true. It is just the way he looks. He does not feel these emotions all the time.
Garfi lives in Turkey so he may be a Turkish Angora for all know (on second thoughts, no I don’t think so) although he looks very much like a traditional Persian. That said genuine Turkish Angoras look quite like traditional Persians! Heavens, he may even be a purebred Persian.
Garfi has an FB page and a Flickr photostream.
I don’t really want to write anymore because for me it is boring 😉 However, I realise for some people cat celebrities are interesting. Personally I’d much prefer if they did not exist because ultimately it is a form of cat exploitation.
Here are some embedded pictures from the FB page and Flickr photostream. These may disappear in time because when pictures are embedded the source is not on PoC so I have no control over whether the photo is deleted or remains in place.