Saturday, May 2, 2015

Just How Grumpy Is A Grumpy Cat?

Mrs. Tiggy Winkles is the name of a toy store in Ottawa. The company website lists five stores, all here in the city, so it is a local endeavour. One can be found in the Glebe, where at the moment one of the front windows is occupied by Grumpy Cat merchandise and the odd Rubik's Cube.


Grumpy Cat, for those who don't know, is actually named Tardar Sauce, the perpetually frowning small cat whose disdainful sour look launched a million memes. She is a cutie... not that she cares.



39 comments:

  1. Oh, dear! Another piece of popular culture about which I've remained clueless.

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  2. Poor Crumpy Cat, become a selling item for its looks.

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  3. I rather thought all cats were grumpy. :-)

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  4. She obviously has lots of fans!

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  5. And a Facebook following no doubt

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  6. Love GC. Audrey could give her a run for her money, though. (Big money)

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  7. Someone is making a fortune off that cat!

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  8. the grump cat has really taken off. it is funny what in this world makes people happy or gets great sales. do you think tyler perry movies are boring, not your style or you just don't like him in general? curious? ( :

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  9. I had never heard of this grumpy cat. Good thing I read your blog as it keeps me current. :))

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  10. too funny. hadn't seen grumpy cat merchandise before (i don't shop - ever!)

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  11. Rubik's Cube and Grumpy Cat, that's an odd pairing William :) although I can see how struggling with the RC could make you grumpy :)

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  12. I've not heard of grumpy cat before but it certainly has a huge product line.

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  13. @Linda: she is adorable.

    @Kay: I know some people have not heard of her before.

    @Marianne: there's a lot of merchandise out there making use of her looks.

    @Revrunner: they can be if you rub their tummy more than three times.

    @Marleen: she does!

    @Mo: a big Facebook following, in fact.

    @Deb: oh, yes, the Audrey glare is priceless!

    @Linda: most definitely.

    @Beth: and apparently she's a sweetie in person. As to Tyler Perry, the trailers for his films, even if he's not playing that old grandmother in drag, are like fingernails on a blackboard for me. The only film I've seen him do in full was the Alex Cross one, and he was completely miscast.

    @EG: Grumpy Cat's quite famous now.

    @Tex: I pass this store frequently. The other window tends to get stocked with jigsaw puzzles.

    @Grace: a very odd pairing.

    @Sharon: she does, yes.

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  14. I didn't know they had made toys of her. Her owner must be very pleased.

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  15. This should be a popular place with that cute toy for sale.

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  16. Got a warm place in my heart for kitty pictures, meme or not. Meow!

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  17. aren't all cats grumpy? - ok don't answer that I'm running for the kennel already!

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  18. I've never heard of Grumpy Cat. I've heard of grumpy old men! I've been grumpy sometimes!

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  19. So adorable !
    I enjoy when you do the window photos.
    I remember the set up of bobble head former mayor !
    So bad.

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. Wish I'd thought to market one of the cats!
    Jane x

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  21. Someone is making a lot of money!

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  22. O wow. A grumpy cat face is spinning a business venture. Insane what lengths some will go to market anything for money.

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  23. @Denise: they obviously do sell well.

    @Judy: it's a toy store that tends to cater more to an educational interactive side. You won't find action figures here.

    @Birdman: as far as I'm concerned, cats are the ultimate form of life on the planet.

    @Eve: cats are adorable!

    @Shelly: indeed.

    @Gerald: run, man!

    @Red: hah!

    @Parsnip: I doubt old Robbie would have appreciated those bobble heads.

    @Ciel: it's quite a shop. I've been in the odd time.

    @Jane and Chris: oh well!

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Gemma: it's a crazy world.

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  24. I do like Grumpy Cat, but I had no idea she had merchandise!

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  25. What a great marketing device! We have enough grumpy cats around here!

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  26. I don't know how grumpy Grumpy really is, but I can imagine it's founding father won't be grumpy at all.

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  27. I need one of these for my desk, lol.

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  28. Incredible, but then, hey, that is what I thought about Beanie Babies.

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  29. I've seen Grumpy Cat on the internet but I didn't know there was a line of merchandise.

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  30. I know at least one real grumpy cat, but didn't know about this...

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  31. I love Grumpy Cat...almost as much as I love the Minions!

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  32. I never knew who this cat was until I started visiting you.

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  33. i had to come back to see what you said about my ? ... your words is well said. i agree to disagree and that is totally cool. that is what makes the world go round. no worries ... enjoy your week. ( :

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  34. I must be out of it as I've never heard of Grumpy Cat. Hm.

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