Happy Birthday, Grumpy Cat

If you’ve visited the internet sometime in the past two years, you are well aware of the feline sensation known as Grumpy Cat. But I’m getting ready to blow your grumpy mind.


Grumpy Cat is a girl.

What? I mean, maybe you knew this but I just assumed he was a boy. Maybe because he had a grumpy old man face. And now I find out Grumpy Cat is a girl. He’s a she. What does it all mean?

Grumpy Cat is not her real name.

She was born a kitten and all kittens are cute. So she was given a less mood-defining name than Grumpy Cat. Her real name is Tardar Sauce. I’m not sure that’s much better. Then again, I have a cat named Beamer.

Grumpy Cat is only a year old.

Truth be told, she’s really really close to turning two. In fact, she turns two on April 4th. As you can imagine Grumpy Cat is very excited about things like birthday celebrations so we planned our own little celebration in her honor.


But it didn’t feel like much of a party so we invited Roscoe to join us.


He obliged but I think he was mostly looking for cake.

The tone still didn’t feel quite right so we asked Beamer to join us too.


Beamer is, appropriately enough, sitting next to party hats emblazoned with the word No. Which is exactly what his expression was telling us.

So we said screw it and decided to sing a song to Grumpy Cat.

And now for the point of this whole post.

Grumpy Cat is now an official spokeskitty for Friskies. See? Her face and grumpy sayings are on these treat bags (which Beamer LOVES).


In honor of Grumpy Cat’s birthday, Friskies Party Mix is issuing an Instagram sweepstakes challenge to try to collect 1 million frowns in honor of Grumpy Cat’s special day. To participate, just take and share photos of your cats, either by themselves or with you, making their best Grumpy face on Instagram using the hashtag #1MMGrumpyfrowns. The sweepstakes will run from March 18 to April 7 and one grand prize winner plus a guest will receive a 3-day, 2-night trip to New York City to attend Grumpy Cat’s birthday party on April 29. Additionally, 10 first prize winners will receive a Grumpy Cat plush toy and 50 second prize winners will receive Friskies Party Mix.

So what did I get out of all of this? Some cat treats and a Grumpy Cat plush. Because sometimes, you’ve got to follow your heart.

Happy birthday anyway

  • Anne Hogan

    I knew all of those things about Grumy Cat. She also has a form of dwarfism, which is why she’s so stout and grumpy looking. I need a life.

    Happy Birthday, Tardar Sauce!

    (And I’m totally jealous of your Grumpy Cat plush.)

    • FadraN

      I read about the dwarfism thing but figured only nerds like you and me would care. Looks like I’m right 😉

      And I knew I wasn’t the only one who would work for a plush!

  • Melisa Smithwick

    Of course she is a girl..she has the resting bitch face down pat! And where can I get one of those plushies???!!

    • FadraN

      Right? The girl thing actually makes more sense. And you can WIN a plushie if you put your grumpy cat on Instagram. And if you don’t have a cat, just grab someone else’s (but make sure you return it).

  • jenleereeves

    You’re killing me. I LOVE THIS. All this grumpiness made me smile.

  • SarahMKraatz

    she has the resting bitch face down pat! And where can I get one of those plushies???!! http://qr.net/sqr6