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.