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Grumpy cat has a reason to be grumpy — 15 Comments

  1. I completely agree – and found this post by accident while doing a general search for ‘Grumpy Cat’ and ‘animal welfare’. Good on you!

    I saw a documentary about Grumpy Cat the other week and was appalled by her long (photo and handling intense) appearance. Flashing lights, on a cushion on a pedestal for well over two hours (I mean, what if she needs to pee??).

    Grumpy cat and photo shoots is one thing – fine. But these lengthy appearances are NOT. IMHO.

    • Thanks for the support Emily. I wrote the original page (see here) almost 2 years ago and we now know that Grumpy is a random bred cat with certain purebred traits (if we are to believe the owner). Anyway not everyone agrees with me as you may have spotted in the comments. When I wrote it she was far less exploited than today. Even then things looks wrong to me.

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  3. When I first heard about her and saw her photo I’m sure I read that her owners were using her photos to raise money for charity, fair enough, but this is far beyond that it’s exploiting the poor cat, and I agree she does look tired in those photos,she looks as if she can hardly hold her head up in the 4th one, plus what cat wants to be mauled by 600 posturing strangers, it makes me wonder if she is so depressed that it doesn’t occur to her to fight back, and please don’t let her be declawed!!!! This makes me so sad, it’s one thing to take a disabled cat and give her the best possible life but I think Tardar is giving an awful lot more than she is receiving. I hope she isn’t in pain or discomfort all the time.

  4. I can’t believe it’s even legal to do that. First tiger cub photo ops and now this. Hopefully enough people will complain and put an end to this.

  5. Grumpy Cat does not look well to me. She looks very passive, almost static and disinterested. Passivity is not a good sign. Maybe I have this wrong but it just looks like that to me.

    • Yes she looks too passive to me too Micheal almost as if she’s given up the ghost and just enduring her unnatural life because she has no say in it herself.
      I’m sure she’d far rather be cosy in her home doing what cats like to do.
      My heart breaks for the poor little soul.
      Shame on those exploiting her and those who think it’s OK to do so.

      • I have this gut feel (it could be wrong, of course) that she is in discomfort. I know about cats being in discomfort and they tend to go passive and are very quiet. I believe this is because they become a bit depressed due to the pain or discomfort which naturally leads to a lack of interest and thence passivity.

  6. I love Grumpy Cat.. She is a Beautiful Cat.. And some of the captions they use for Grumpy is so funny. And some not so funny… But all in all.She is a Beautiful cat.

  7. It is absolutely disgraceful the way that poor cat is being exploited, what is wrong with all those people queueing up to wear stupid expressions on their faces and posing for photos while holding a deformed unhappy cat.
    Look at the way some are hoding her, no support for her body.
    No cat in the world would enjoy all that molesting by strangers, her body must be aching and she must feel very weary of it all.
    Yet she has no choice but to accept what is done to her!
    Don’t tell me that anyone who loves their cat would put her though that!
    If this was happening in England I think the RSPCA would have been called in long ago, our pet welfare law says animals must be treated as fitting to their species.

  8. Yeah, this makes me mad too. I found a pix of her playing and posted it so people could see she was a real cat. She is being exploited. Look how tired she looks in that bottom right picture. I heard about this on the news (maybe online) and I just shook my head. The cat owner was surely a paid attraction. The question is, when does it become a danger to the cats health and well being. You had this one pegged. No doubt about it.

    Boy, what more can do?

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