Grumpy Cat, aka Tardar Sauce (April 4, 2012 – May 14, 2019). RIP.
As you can see in the Instagram post below, she died of a urinary tract infection. She was 7-years-of-age, which is less than half the normal age for a domestic cat so her death is very premature unless there was some other illness of which we are unaware. Questions should be asked because it is in the public’s interest. I wonder if her underlying health which may have been less than robust was a compounding factor. We don’t have any real information about her general health e.g. immune system and how good it was. Dwarfism can bring with it health issues. I have a page on dwarf cat health. I confess that I have always believed that Grumpy Cat was another exploited cat. Yes, she was loved by her owner and fundamentally treated quite well but it’s not for me: hawking a rather fragile cat around the country for financial gain. Why did she contract a urinary tract infection? That’s a key question. Feeding dry cat food exclusively can cause this sort of infection.
Looking particularly grumpy:
This is how she found her way onto the BBC:
Here is the Twitter feed for good measure:
Some days are grumpier than others… pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97
— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019
A Reddit user suggested that she was murdered! This is because she was relatively young and died prematurely. She was rich and must have received excellent medical care and still succumbed. It is very sad and a little perplexing really.