Think you’ve seen the most adorable cat videos the internet has to offer? Say hello to Tardar Sauce, the web’s favorite grumpy cat. In the latest feline-oriented video to make the rounds, viewers are introduced to a cat with a perpetual frown. Although it seems to be having the time of its life with its owner, the fuzzy creature’s face suggests otherwise. Then again, the poor little guy could be having a natural reaction to his most unfortunate name.
Tardar Sauce, or “Tard” for short, isn’t angry at the world. According to News.com.au, this seemingly grumpy cat is actually a very happy and loving kitten. “Tardar has what looks kind of like an under bite. She looked unique, as did her brother, at birth, with a flat face, bubble eyes, and a short tail,” owner Tabatha Bundesen explained.
However, the grumpy cat’s owner did admit there might be other reasons the feline is a little testy. “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 some times, but being the pet of a 10 year old could make anyone grumpy,” Bundesen admitted.
What kind of cat is Tardar Sauce, you ask? According to a helpful reader at Paw Nation, the grumpy cat is a Snowshoe Siamese. “Unfortunately, this one has some very bad genetic defects,” the visitor wrote. “The likely cause is inbreeding due to the small gene pool available for breeders. Do a Google search for this breed to see what they are supposed to look like. They are actually a stunningly beautiful cat. This one, of course, has his own kind of beauty!”
Although others have suggested that the internet’s favorite grumpy cat is nothing more than the work of a Photoshop artist with a sly sense of humor, Tardar Sauce’s owner Tabatha Bundesen assures the world that her pet is the real deal. To see the grumpy cat in action, take a look at the video embedded below.