Grumpy Cat is now a "Spokescat"

Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) is now the "spokescat" for a Friskies brand of cat food. – AP photos
Grumpy Cat is now a "Spokescat"
It probably won't affect her famous mood, but Grumpy Cat now has an endorsement deal.

The frown-faced Internet sensation, real name Tardar Sauce, is now the "spokescat" for a Friskies brand of cat food. Terms of the deal were not released.

Photos of Grumpy Cat have become a constant presence on Facebook and other social media. Her brown and white face in a constant scowl is often accompanied by crabby messages. Typical messages are "I don't like days that end in Y" or "I'm listening, I just don't care."

She also is among the biggest stars of the peculiar trend of cat dominance on Web videos and postings.

Grumpy Cat's own Facebook page has more than 1.3 million likes. The dour animal also has more than 111,000 Twitter followers.

Nestle Purina featured Grumpy Cat in an online video game series in March. The 1 1/2-year-old mixed-breed feline also has a merchandise line and reportedly has a movie deal in the works.

"She's very busy," Friskies spokeswoman Julie Catron said. "The first thing she'll do for us is receive the lifetime achievement award."

Catron isn't kidding. The feline will receive the award Oct. 15 in New York as Friskies honors the best cat videos of the year.

Grumpy Cat is owned by Tabatha Bundesen, who lives in Phoenix.

Critical thinking challenge: How will a grumpy-looking cat help Friskies sell more cat food?


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They could use this cat by say that he is sad because his mom feeds him Blue cat food instead of Fiskies. then it could say the only thing that makes the grumpy-looking cat smile is Friskies.

This grumpy cat is so cute it should a world wide thing. ts so grumpy it funny! It can help out on a lot of food stuff for cats and etc.

I have actually heard of Grumpy Cat before. I have seen pictures of her on the Internet and I've seen a plush replica of her at a store! I think it's crazy how a cat could be so popular.

I thought when i first saw grumpy cat it was pretty funny with all the "do you want to play" and grumpy cat it is like "no". But when i read the passage i know what the history of grumpy cat. Also i do believe she is a "spokes cat" with all the funny pics.

I don't think the grumpy cat would be a good picture to put on cat food. Why I don't think that would be a good idea is because it dosen't look like the cat is enjoying it. Why it would be a good idea is because that cat is famous. I don't agree on this one even thouigh it would make the brand more popular.

In response to " grumpy cat becomes new spokescat" I believe that it is a good thing. I well known cat and people will most likely buy more of that food because of thecat's internet fame.

When I first saw the grumpy cat meme, I thought it was really dumb. Any person or animal could make a face or an expression and become "famous" for it. I am not a fan of memes because they can be hurtful. I think that grumpy cat shouldn’t be the "spokecat" for Friskies, because a bag of cat food is not a meme, if this becomes official I can tell you now that I will not buy this brand of cat food ever again.

It will probably help sell cat food because people recognize the picture. I mean if I was buying cat food i would buy the one with the funny cat on the bag. The cats in the bag.

It's the cat food that's the people think now I think it is the cat's manes and they are still thinking it's the cat food.
I say it is the cat but now the cat is a Spokescat and that is the story.

Grumpy cat will help business because shes really funny! Like, how many cats do you see that look so mad? Even if Grumpy Cat does look grumpy she's still hilarious! Friskies probably had to pay a lot to use Grumpy Cat! With a mad looking cat they can still make a funny joke about it or say what a cat looks like without Friskies.