Woman adopts cat that literally looks like she's ready to kill you
A woman has adopted a cat that literally looks like she's ready to kill you.
Now, as any cat owner will attest, cats can be funny creatures. They have to come to you for a snuggle, and if you want one and they're not in the mood, you can, quite simply, forget it. But it turns out that when it comes to the grumpy cat department, some cats are more fearsome than others.
Case in point, Barbara, who could give the late, great Grumpy Cat a run for her money.
In an interview with Bored Panda, her owner Sarah opened up about her cat's viral fame, which has resulted in a 51.7K strong Instagram following.
"Barbara's priority in life is to be on me, wherever I am, and that includes the bathroom," Sarah joked. "She takes time throughout the day to enjoy playing with cat toys (the cat dancer, a rainbow ball she's decided is the only ball she will play fetch with) but she gets tired of games easily."
Sarah continued: "Occasionally, she'll obsess over a box or the laundry hamper and camp out there. Barbara's character fluctuates between being profoundly disappointed in everything I do, to being an adoring ball of mush that I can manipulate into any position without resistance."
"She is up for affection and smothering any time of day. If anyone else enters the house though, she [will] basically threaten to murder them."
Sarah explained that her cat "has a routine of falling asleep spooned into my arm and will follow me every single time I change position throughout the night. I don't think Barbara is capable of sleeping in any position that is detached from my arm."
Joking once again, Sarah said: "The internet has fallen in love with Barbara's grumpy face but mostly as it completely contradicts the extreme smothering affection they see in her with me. It seems to give her more complexity, and also makes me the envy of, like, millions of women?"
Sarah was asked by the news outlet how people could help unusual looking animals find their forever home, and she said: "Ultimately, there's only natural chemistry that can really determine why one human gravitates to any particular cat, but being open to expanding your experience with cats who look all sorts of ways is key."
Sarah added: "Social media accounts are extremely helpful in allowing viewers to build a broader pool, but visiting local shelters or adoption events, especially those that have interaction rooms is extremely important. I believe anyone who is looking to adopt an animal, should take their time, put in a lot of research, and be very ready to commit to the life they're going to nurture."
Barbara first came to people's attention when the story of her initial aggression towards Sarah became known, with the Dodo tracking her amazing transformation from angry to a complete snuggle bug!
If you'd like to keep up with grumpy Barbara, you can follow her on Instagram here.