At Love Meow we love cats, especially internet cats! So we’ve put together a list of 10 famous internet cats, adding a few of our own personal favourites!
10 – Hamilton the Hipster Cat
Hamilton the hipster cat was originally found on the streets of San Jose. He was brought to a cat shelter and now lives at home with his adopted human. Hamilton is famous purely because of his wonderful moustache. He’s every hipster’s dream pet!
9 – Lime Cat
Not much is known about Lime Cat, only that he was first mentioned in an Urban Dictionary entry in 2013. He is said to be supreme ruler of all cats! Even though his name is Lime Cat, his headpiece is known to be a carved pomelo, a south Asian fruit.
8 – Colonel Meow
A Himalayan–Persian crossbreed, this beautiful fellow holds the world record for the longest cat hair in 2014. He became famous on Facebook after his owners posted a photos of him scowling. He was named “adorable fearsome dictator” by fans and has also been named the angriest cat on the internet, topping Grumpy Cat (featured at number 3).
7 – I Can Has Cheezburger? Cat
I can Has Cheezburger? Cat is actually called Happy Cat and is a well-known internet meme. The website http://icanhas.cheezburger.com/ has the cat as its mascot. The website started with this one image and soon turned into a huge online blog. Visit the website and see 1000’s of cat memes and images, which all started from one hilarious photo.
6 – Simon’s Cat
Simon’s Cat started as a simple online web comic which then became animated shorts on You Tube. The first short was called “Cat Man Do” which became an internet sensation and now has 58,075,967 views! Simon’s Cat has 100’s of videos on Youtube, and is featured on products including, books, plushies and calendars.
5 – Maru
Maru’s internet fame came from the one thing that cats cannot resist, boxes! Sitting, sliding and climbing in boxes, Maru has over 300 million You Tube views! See her first video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_AbfPXTKms
4 – Lil Bub
Lil Bub is our favourite cat on the list, but perhaps not the most famous. Lil Bub was born with a multitude of genetic anomalies, so needs some special care. She is famous for having her tongue out and for having slightly shorter legs than the average puss. She and her human have raised well over $300,000 for animals in need!
3 – Grumpy Cat
Grumpy Cat became famous in September 2012 when her owners posted an image of her on reddit. Grumpy Cat’s sad face is due to an under-bite and she’s not really unhappy. She is arguably one of the most well-known cats on the internet, but only coming in at number 3 for us.
2 – Pusheen Cat
Pusheen Cat started as a web comic back in May 2010, but has become so much more since then! You can find Pusheen Facebook emojis, books, stickers, necklaces and more. She is featured in many kawaii, web comic, meme and blog sites and even has her own Pusheen box! A true internet sensation!
1 – Keyboard Cat
Keyboard Cat has to be the most popular internet cat of all time! Ranked number 2 on the most watched You Tube videos, Keyboard Cat is a regular on social media sites. This cat paved the way for the future of all internet cats and should be crowned “The most famous internet cat”!
And while we’re on the subject of cool cats, have you met NEKO?
NEKO is our mascot and the new internet cat on the block!
Love Meow Team x