Ten Insta-famous cats who have made it big.
Author Terry Pratchett said, “In ancient times cats were once worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
Indulge in some modern cat-worship by following these famous kitties on Instagram.
Grumpy Cat (2.4 million followers)
Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat, became internet famous in 2012 after videos of her went viral. Her petite size and unique face are due to feline dwarfism.
Lil Bub (2 million followers)
Lil Bub was the runt of a litter found in a tool shed in rural Indiana. She was born with a number of genetic abnormalities, including dwarfism and a permanent blep, and will stay kitten-sized for her entire life. Bub starred in her own documentary, Lil Bub & Friendz.
Pudge (664,000 followers)
Pudge the calico Exotic Shorthair is famous for her white moustache. Pudge was one of the first cats to attend the Cat Video Film Festival and feature in a documentary about Lil Bub. She enjoys going on car trips, playing in the bathtub and napping in the sun.
Princess Monster Truck (296,000 followers)
Princess Monster Truck was found in a bush by her humans. Monster, as she is affectionally known, was born with a deformity common to Persian cats that affects the development of her jaw. She hates going outside and loves gazing out the window of her human’s apartment.
Venus the two-face cat (1.7 million followers)
Venus is suspected to be a chimera, an animal whose cells contain two sets of DNAs caused when two embryos fuse together during development. For Venus, this could mean the black side of her face and orange side of her face contain the DNA of two different cats.
Hamilton the hipster cat (816,000 followers)
Before his transformation into a hipster internet sensation, Hamilton was a feral living on the streets of California. His unique markings and human-like facial expressions have made him, and his humans, an advocate for rescue cats.
Coby (1.5 million followers)
Don’t be fooled by the eyeliner, Coby is a male British Shorthair from California. He enjoys cans of tuna, splashing in water and playing hide and seek.
Smoothie (1.8 million followers)
Smoothie and her brother Milkshake are British Longhairs living in the Netherlands. Smoothie has been described as “the prettiest in the world” and was the inspiration for a mural in New Zealand.
Atchoum (394,000 followers)
Atchoum is a Persian cat with “werewolf syndrome” which causes fast and continual hair growth. He’s fond of bow-ties and has been compared to Albert Einstein, an Ewok and The Grinch.
Cole and Marmalade (522,000 followers)
Cole and Marmalade are rescue kitties that not only entertain humans with their funny and educational videos but help raise awareness for cats in need.
Cole helps to dispel myths about black cats and Marmalade is a cancer and FIV survivor.