Before I saw this article in British newspaper The Telegraph yesterday, I was already of the opinion that Grumpy Cat was overexposed and her owner needed to give her a break. As a cat lover, I follow a number of cats on Facebook, and love reading rescue stories of both cats and dogs. However, increasingly, I have noticed that a few pet owners seem to view their cats as a potential source of revenue, a phenomenon I have mixed feelings about.
This article claims that Grumpy Cat has earned almost $100 million for her owner in the last 2 years (they quote the figure in British pounds sterling). In the article, her owners said,
"'I was able to quit my job as a waitress within days of her first appearance on social media and the phone simply hasn't stopped ringing since."
A cat has earned $100 million in 2 years? My first reaction was to question this figure, but The Telegraph is a reputable newspaper. I'm wondering what others here think of this. I'm of the opinion that Grumpy Cat's owner needs to give her a break so that she can chill out in her own territory at home and just be a cat, instead of a revenue source.
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Grumpy cat makes owner £64 million - Telegraph