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Grumpy Cat's Owner Opens Up About Her Cat's New Found Fame

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: • References: grumpycats and fastcompany
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be Grumpy Cat's owner, we now have some insight. Owner Tabatha Bundesen made an appearance at VidCon with her meme-famous feline, where she clarified, “I am Grumpy Cat’s human. She owns me.” Well, glad that's settled!

Bundesen's story begins humbly: she was a waitress at Red Lobster, when her brother posted a photograph of her cat (whose real name is Tarder Sauce) on Reddit. The rest, as they say, was history. Tarder Sauce was re-dubbed 'Grumpy Cat,' and what began as a series of hilarious memes of the disgruntled cat, turned into a book deal, beverage brand and line of merchandise for Bundesen.

The duo's appearance at VidCon was to promote the annual Cat video contest, hosted by Friskies, a brand which Grumpy Cat is the spokescat for. The brand also awarded the feline with a Lifetime Achievement award.