June 06, 2020
After years of holding the meme spotlight, the original grumpy cat sadly passed away last year. Recently, another grumpy cat has come to life to continue the cat's legacy.
This month, cat and meme lovers got excited when they learned about Kitzia, another grumpy cat that is proudly carrying the torch of her predecessor, Tardar Sauce.
Kitzia is arguably even angrier-looking than the original grumpy cat, with lines on her black and gray fur that appear like frown marks. The photos are found below.
According to one site, Kitzia lives with her human, Viktoriia Otdielnova, in Florida. The Ukraine-born woman has been here for six years. As a photographer, she certainly delivers excellent photos of her cat.
So far, Kitzia, a female, has over 100 photos and videos on her exclusive Instagram page. Many of them rival even the grumpiest-looking pictures of the late Tardar.
Her over 49k followers think Kitzia is as cute as any cat, albeit more enraged looking. Also, she makes the funniest faces and is just like all other cats who want love and attention.
Kitzia's owner has yet to reveal if there's any reason her cat possesses the ever-present scowling facial expression. The late legend, Tardar, did so because of feline dwarfism and an underbite.
In the death announcement, Tardar's owner revealed that she died from a urinary tract infection while in the arms of her mom, Tabitha. They wrote: "Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world."
In addition to being a longstanding meme who will forever live on, Tardar made a few television appearances and even starred in a Christmas film created just for her.
In 2015, she was commemorated with a wax figurine at the Madame Tussauds museum in San Francisco. 2018 saw her owners win $710,000 for a copywriter lawsuit from a coffee company.
The first Grumpy Cat also left her mark in artificial intelligence. According to CNN, a system that uses algorithms from Google search results is creating faux cat images that resemble Tardar.
Considering the millions of photos present online of Tardar, it's not unexpected. A year after her death, Tardar still has over two million followers on Instagram.
Tardar was seven years old when she passed away, but she's been immortalized by the internet. We're sure she would be proud of Kitzia's work in bringing smiles to tens of thousands in her wake.