Cats and memes just go together like birds of a feather. One “chunky yet funky” cat named Smudge who hates vegetables has gained enormous popularity thanks to a meme that has gone viral. He first became famous over the “Woman Yelling at a Cat” meme.
The meme became viral in May when Twitter user MISSINGEGIRL posted a tweet. It combined the images of Smudge and Taylor Armstrong from”The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” The tweet received 78,900 retweets and 276,800 likes in two months.
Smudge’s owner is 24-year-old sculptor Miranda. She said that he is about 6 years of age. “I didn’t get him as a kitten so I don’t know his exact age,” Miranda said.
“Smudge is a super shy, but very loving kitty once he gets to know you!” Miranda said. She also added that “I can’t go anywhere without him being right there.”
Smudge now has his very own Instagram page.
Smudge Sits On His Own Chair At The Dinner Table
The original meme of Smudge happened because he always has his own chair at dinner time. “If he doesn’t have a chair for some reason, he will jump onto someone else’s chair when they’re not there,” Miranda said. “The picture happened because he took someone’s seat at the table, and I guess he didn’t like what we were having for dinner!”
The photo wasn’t a hit right away. “I had had it up on Tumblr for a while before it got popular,” she said. “It got around 50,000 notes on Tumblr before it was picked up on Instagram, [that] was when things really got crazy.”
“I love seeing all the comments on his Instagram post and reading what people are saying about him. I’m sure Smudge would love it too if he knew,” she said.
“A lot of the comments come from other countries as well, he’s known worldwide now!” Miranda proudly explained.
Smudge’s Instagram account now has 617k followers. If you like cute cats, you may want to follow him too.