10 Dec 2014

The $120m grumpy cat.

I was amazed to read in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday that a grumpy cat was the highest earning "artist" in the USA last year and that it had earned $120 million -yes that's right $120 million-in two years from product endorsements,guest appearances,etc.Gwyneth Paltrow, who I do not believe is at all grumpy ,apparently "only" earned $22m last year and she is one of the top earners.
Now I don't want to sound churlish but really $120m for a cat which had the misfortune, or should that be fortune,to be born with a mild form of dwarfism.When you think about all the people and causes desperate for money it is a very sad reflection on our times.
Anyway in the spirit of the season I am making available for product endorsements etc one of my cats,Zoe,a 14 year old one-eyed Himalayan-pictured above.If anyone wants to use her she is prepared to give all her appearance fees to the UNHCR appeal for Syrian refugees.
Photo taken by me with a Sony a7 using a F2.8 90mm Zeiss Sonnar lens.

1 comment:

  1. The Grumpy Cat phenom is still going strong as far as I can tell. I have numerous friends who find the cat,and its supposed curmudgeonly comments, hilarious. The husband of my sister-in-law, owner of a cat in diapers, and a very stoic guy, claims he taught the cat to make its grumpy face. In fact, his facial expression is typically quite similar. Good luck to you and your cat.