ian somerhalder and grumpy cat
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: Ian Somerhalder

Grumpy Cat has become an Internet sensation. She even made it to South by Southwest and met with a very famous cat lover.

Ian Somerhalder talked to People.com about the adorable kitty and how the fact that she was mentioned 52 million times in a 24 hours period online just shows the power of social media.

However, he also talked about how he wished feline adoption was as popular a topic as the unhappy looking kitty. He said, “I wish we could have that many mentions for, you know, adoption…If you love Grumpy Cat, and you can’t get a munchkin Siamese with blue eyes, go get another cat…They’re all adorable and at times grumpy. Go get your own grumpy cat.”

You heard it. If you love Grumpy Cat, or really any online feline (they truly do rule the intertubes), then head to your local shelter and bring home one of your very own. I’ve got two flanking me right now as I write this article. Neither is currently grumpy, but both are still adorable.

As for the real Grumpy Cat, Somerhalder said she was “precious” and that he almost stole her. Hard to blame him…

See the full video over at People.

 

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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