EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Grumpy Cat on tuna fish, belly rubs and the meaning of life

by |November 20, 2013

Grumpy Cat (a.k.a. Tardar Sauce) captured the world’s attention with her frank appraisal of modern feline existence.

Hardie Grant Books were able to grab Tardar Sauce’s attention to ask her and her owner Tabatha few questions.

Here are her answers, all the way from Arizona, USA!


Interviewer: Has your newfound fame affected your social life at all? How?
Grumpy Cat: I get to travel more. Oh, and Pokey (her brother) has asked me to borrow some kibble a couple of times.

Why do you think the world has fallen so in love with you?
It’s an opportunity to embrace the fact that there are many things that annoy them every day.

What are your favourite films and TV shows?
I am partial to episodes of Sesame Street with Oscar the Grouch.

Preferred internet browser?
My friend Pokey, I make him check my email and PerezHilton for me.

cuteTo hashtag or not to hashtag?

What do you think a selfie says about a person?
That they think people might forget what they look like.

How do you keep up with the constant evolution of online tastes and trends?
I don’t.

Head rub or belly rub?
Touch me and there will be consequences.

Do you believe in aliens?
I live in the Arizona desert…

GCWhy do cats and literature go so well together? Why do there seem to be more “literary” cats than just about any other animals?
Books are fun to lie upon, especially when a human is trying to read it.

What’s the meaning of life?
If you are asking a grumpy cat that, you should probably just give up.

I hate…
dogs, ebullient people, and doorknobs.

I really can’t stand it when…
people smile in photographs. Bring back Victorian portraiture!

When I daydream, I…
go to my grumpy place.

The most dangerous thing I’ve ever done was…
try to explain to a large dog how annoying he was.

I love…
the smell of disappointment in the morning.

I get annoyed by…
people, Pokey, wet grass and greeting cards.

My favourite book to read is…
a tie between Les Miserables and Bleak House.

Get your paws on a copy of Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book here

Grumpy Cat

A Grumpy Book

Internet sensation Grumpy Cat’s epic feline frown has inspired legions of devoted fans. Celebrating the grouch in everyone, the Grumpy Cat book teaches the fine art of grumpiness and includes enough bad attitude to cast a dark cloud over the whole world.

Featuring brand new as well as classic photos, and including grump-inspiring activities and games, Grumpy Cat delivers unmatched, hilarious grumpiness that puts any bad mood in perspective.

About the Author

Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce (sic), is a cat with a permanently frowny expression who has found fame as a meme, a YouTube sensation and more. In December, Tard travelled to New York and was featured on the Today Show, USA Today and about a dozen other media outlets and her fan base continues to skyrocket.

With a sour expression that could stop traffic (and make it feel bad about itself), Grumpy Cat’s talents include passing judgment, raining on parades, and making happy people grouchy. Grumpy Cat lives in Arizona.

Get your paws on a copy of Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book here

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