Grumpy Cat counts down to new year

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Leanne Italie

Grumpy Cat’s got a mes­sage just in time for the hol­i­days and she doesn’t care how you feel about it.

In vin­tage David Let­ter­man style, the grump­ster has posted her Top 10 pet peeves on her new blog at Paw­cul­ture.com, but ab­sent is the multimilliondollar thing that might just an­noy her the most: money talk.

As in, ex­actly how many truck­loads of Ben­jamins is that cat worth these days, what with gobs of li­censed prod­ucts, en­dorse­ment deals and other projects stuffed into her short four years on the planet?

Her hu­man, Ta­batha Bun­de­sen, wouldn’t say or even come close to pro­vid­ing a ball­park. She has, in the past, de­bunked the idea that the Friskies brand am­bas­sador is now a $100 mil­lion sen­sa­tion.

“Ev­ery day is still kind of a pinch me mo­ment,” Ta­batha summed up.

The tiny and ex­tremely mel­low cat’s other hu­man, Bun­de­sen’s brother and Grumpy em­pire over­seer, Bryan Bun­de­sen, also wouldn’t re­motely dis­cuss Grumpy’s bank dur­ing a re­cent New York me­dia swing.

So about those pet peeves. Among them:

• “If one more per­son tells me to smile, I’m go­ing to lose it.”

Grumpy’s per­ma­nent frown has to do with a con­di­tion she was born with, fe­line dwarfism. So get over it.

• “I have had it up to here with the so­cial me­dia. I don’t want friends in real life. What makes you think I’d want them on a com­puter?”

Yeah, so for­get those 1.9 mil­lion fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram and 10 mil­lion on Face­book.

• “Hu­mans love self­ies. I know this be­cause they al­ways ask to take them with me. But what is up with those sticks?”

We feel you on that one, Grumpy.

RICHARD DREW — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

In this photo, Grumpy Cat poses for pho­tos in New York. The so­cial me­dia star posted her Top 10 pet peeves on her new blog at Paw­cul­ture.com.

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