TTT: Why I Want My Cats to be the Next Internet Sensation

I’ll be the first to admit that if I thought I could get my youngest cat Grace to let me photograph and video her more, I’d happily exploit her oddities so she could become the next cat internet sensation. For instance, her basketball skills, if captured, could definitely put her up there in the running. Plus, her wacky fear of hot cocoa and OCD tendencies make her the perfect candidate for internet cutedom. Until she reaches the top, here are a few of my favorite internet cat personalities.

Lil Bub!

Have you ever see a more precious baby? Here’s her story via her Facebook page. (Follow her!)

BUB has many unique characteristics that make her a very special one of a kind critter. Please understand that she was NOT bred to be this way. BUB was the runt of an otherwise healthy litter from a stray outdoor mother, and was born with several genetic mutations that make her special. She is just one of nature’s happy accidents. Her foster family had a hard time finding her a home, but she now l

ives happily with a dude that feeds her only the best food and treats her like a queen.

BUB is a “perma-kitten”, which means she will stay kitten sized and maintain kitten-like features her entire life. She is also a dwarf, which means her limbs are disproportionately small relative to the rest of her body. She has very short, stubby legs and a weird, long, serpent-like body. Her lower jaw is very short compared to her upper jaw, and her teeth never grew in (yes, that’s right, she’s toothless!), which is why her tongue is usually hanging out. Don’t worry, BUB has a very healthy appetite and eats dry and wet food with no problems. Additionally, BUB is a polydactyl cat, meaning she has extra toes, and in her case, one extra toe on all of her four paws. Her front paws each have two opposable thumbs. And then of course there are her big, bulging, wonder-filled green eyes. Some think she can see into the future with those things.

BUB squonks, squeaks, gurgles, snorts, hiccups, purrs and sometimes even growls. She also occasionally meows, but even those sound kinda funny. 

Despite her weird looks and numerous “deformities”, BUB is a healthy, happy cat. She may not be able to jump on and off stuff, but she manages by climbing using her 22 claws. She also can’t quite run or walk very well… but she is a fantastic waddler. Even though she has no teeth, she has a fierce appetite, and can take down half of a bowl of dry food without any problems (the other half winds up scattered on the floor). Just like other cats, she poops and pees in the litter box, likes to chase bugs and is always cleaning her luxurious coat and sometimes even her dude’s beard.

Colonel Meow
What a face! This cat is guaranteed to make me laugh on a crummy day. Here is his Facebook bio.
I was abandoned on the side of the road and rescued by the Himalayan and Persian Society. I went to the doctor and was cleared for adoption through Petco where I met my Master, Anne Marie Avey. She cuddles me and feeds me and even sings to me which makes me happy. So happy I fall asleep.
Colonel Meow loves scotch and calls his Facebook followers “minions”. His sidekick Boots, a golden retriever, acts as his body guard. Hilarious!
Maru
Maru was the first internet cat sensation I discovered, via YouTube. She lives with her owner in Japan. Maru is an adorable Scottish Fold who loves squeezing into boxes and other tiny spaces.
If you’re a cat fan, I highly recommend you check out these fabulous personalities. They’re so much fun to keep up with!
My Healthy Tip of the Day: Make your phone background a picture of your favorite place to run or exercise. This way you’ll be reminded of why you keep pushing pavement (or trail) every time you check your phone. Here’s mine.
How could I not want to run on this every day?!
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