Last revised: April 19, 2018
Celebrity cats take over the Internet with one-of-a-kind photos and videos.
There are few things more stereotypical than cat videos on the Internet. And, there are few things cuter and more mindlessly entertaining than those very same images of kitties being their unique and adorable selves.
Although dogs are more famous than cats, there are many feline celebrities too
Of course, as with people, some cats become more famous than others. A few felines have become so well known that that they can easily be referred to as celebrity cats of the Internet. With hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of followers on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites, these cats are establishing a legacy for cuteness, individuality, and spunk.
Grumpy Cat is actually a female kitty known for the permanent scowl stamped across her face.
Everyone has a bad day occasionally, but if you were to go by Grumpy Cat’s expression, you would think every day was the worst. This kitty’s real name is Tarder Sauce, and she has earned more than 8.5 million followers on Facebook, 2.3 million followers on Instagram, and the title “World’s Grumpiest Cat” for her perma-scowl.
Grumpy Cat owes her expression not to a sour disposition but to a type of dwarfism and an underbite. She is, in fact, a happy cat whose expression has become a trademark of merchandise, skits, GIFs, a book, and even a feature length film (entitled Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever).
Garfi, “The World’s Angriest Cat,” rivals Grumpy Cat’s displeased expression with his own look of rage.
Garfi is a long-haired feline with an expression that is even angrier and more put-out than Grumpy Cat’s. Having earned the nickname “World’s Angriest Cat” for this murderous expression, Garfi is posed in many situations intended to highlight his angry appearance and create comedic Internet gold. Reported to actually be a sweet companion, Garfi still owns the angry persona in all of his online appearances.
Maru has become a celebrity cat thanks to his antics with everything from boxes to drinking straws.
This 10-year-old Scottish fold kitty lives with his owner in Japan and has earned the nickname “Master of Boxes” thanks to his antics in and around boxes. However, this feline’s creativity, clumsiness, and generally entertaining activities encompass more than just boxes. He is also shown on YouTube videos (which have been viewed more than 200 million times collectively) doing such things as sneaking a taste of cat food, getting his head stuck in a container, and playing with a straw.
Nala is known for her ability to create a perfect shocked expression whenever she opens her mouth. This ability has put her on numerous memes and GIFs, making her one of the most famous celebrity cats on the Internet.
Nala is a beautiful female cat who lives in Los Angeles, California and is famous primarily for the expression of utter shock she has whenever she opens her mouth. She has earned the nickname “Instagram’s Most Famous Cat” because of the adorable appearance she has thanks to her crossed eyes and shocked expression. Nala is so famous that she has 3.4 million followers on Instagram, almost 2.5 million followers on Facebook, and a line of merchandise that includes t-shirts and mobile phone cases.
Lil Bub has genetic mutations that leave her permanently small and kitten-like. Most known for her large eyes and permanently extended tongue, she has become the face of a movement supporting special needs animals.
Lil Bub is a tiny, 4-pound cat who was rescued from a tool shed in Indiana and then adopted in 2011. She has a number of genetic mutations that affect her appearance. Most noticeably, her tongue sticks out all the time; she has large eyes that make her look like a kitten even though she is full grown, and she walks with a waddle. These abnormalities have made her not just famous, but also an advocate for the support of special needs animals.
Working with the ASPCA, she has raised more than $200,000 for these animals, and proves that you do not have to be normal to be successful. Her fame includes a line of merchandise, a documentary called Lil Bub and Friendz (which won Best Feature Film at the Tribeca Film festival), more than 2.9 million Facebook followers, and 1.6 million Instagram followers.
Cole and Marmalade are two Internet celebrity cats whose relationship as adoptive brothers have made them famous on YouTube.
Marmalade is a ginger cat and Cole is a black cat. They became cat siblings by adoption, but have forged a deep bond with each other and their human dad. They earned their fame through a YouTube channel whose videos have each received millions of views. Nowadays, Cole is used to promote the positive aspects of black cats, and both of them are used to promote the benefits of spaying and neutering your cats.
Venus is a beautiful cat whose Internet fame is due to the two distinct sides to her face.
Known as the “Chimera Cat,” Venus sports a beautiful orange side of her face with a blue eye and a beautiful black side of her face with a yellow eye. The unusual markings helped propel her to stardom on Facebook (more than 1.3 million followers) and Instagram (1.3 million followers). These mediums provide both photos and videos to quell the doubts of those who think the cat’s face is Photoshopped, and she has a reputation for a gentle and sweet personality that adds to her appeal.
Snoopy the cat’s unusual eyes and fur have earned him a large following of people who love his huggable appearance.
Snoopy isn’t just a cartoon dog. He is also an adorable exotic shorthair cat residing in China and posing for daily pictures which are posted to Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. His poofy fur and large eyes give him an appealing look that has earned him tens of thousands of followers on Facebook, and more than 360,000 followers on Instagram. The daily photos often include him dressed up in costumes sitting in cute poses for the camera.
Colonel Meow, a recently deceased Internet celebrity cat, held the Guinness Record for the cat with the longest hair.
Colonel Meow gained fame because of his Guinness record holding long hair (at 9 inches long). The young cat passed away in 2014 at only two years old. However, his long hair and the many photos and videos posted of him online have ensured his lasting fame over the years.
Hamilton the Hipster Cat’s distinct mustache marking has earned him widespread fame.
A rescue who took months to feel comfortable around his new family, Hamilton the Hipster Cat has come a long way from his humble origins. This cat is distinct because of a very clear, curled mustache marking on his face. His many photos online have earned him hundreds of thousands of followers, and his own line of merchandise.
Ordinary cats may not have fame on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to ensure their legacies. But, with a memorial diamond from Heart-In-Diamond, their owners can still preserve their memories forever in a beautiful and meaningful way.
Celebrity cats have sealed their legacy with their unique looks and behavior, and with the hundreds or thousands of photos and videos of them posted online.
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Celebrity cats of the Internet are adorable, famous, and perhaps a bit addictive to watch. But, your less famous feline can still enjoy lasting fame in your own life through the creation of a personalized and precious memorial diamond.