The 18 Grumpiest Cats in the World!

Don't get too close, or these angry cats will stare you down, way down

01 of 17

ROWDY

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ROWDY

Witness this cat’s narrowed eyes. Great form in the pullaway. Flickr user Carol Lynch (poisonapple2009) says her cat Rowdy is very grumpy when he first wakes up. Grumpiness Rating (out of 10): 3.0

02 of 17

BUBBA

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It may take a while for this cat’s frown to come out of his chest. Caryn Soelter calls Bubba the “Love Hog” because he demands attention, especially when other cats are getting their due. Grumpiness Rating: 7.2

03 of 17

BACKYARD CAT

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Igor Novakovic

This one snapped by Flickr user Igor Novakovic (gab3x Split) is showing potential, but he’s still too tiny to take seriously. Just wait till he matures! Grumpiness Rating: 1.6

04 of 17

PATSY

PATSY

Now this is what we call a bad mood. Jan Villaneuva (babymama) had just given Patsy a bath. Never fails. Grumpiness Rating: 9.0

05 of 17

SOPHIE

SOPHIE

“Sophie, the world’s grumpiest cat,” proclaims Flickr user Neil Mallett (Bashed). We’re thinking her growl is scarier than her bite. Plus, she’s pretty. Minus 2 points. Grumpiness Rating: 3.5

06 of 17

OBADIAH

OBADIAH

Obadiah has glowing green monster eyes. High marks for turning them on. Susan Osmun (Susyoz) and her angry cat get a Grumpiness Rating of 6.7.

07 of 17

FRANK

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This appears to be grumpy face as manipulation. Flickr user Bill Hart-Davidson (billhd) says that “Frank’s countenance reflects his true nature.” Grumpiness Rating: 4.4

08 of 17

DEJA MAE & CALLIE COCO

DEJA MAE & CALLIE COCO

When the grumpiness reaches out through the screen, Grumpiness Rating = 10.0. “Not happy about this,” writes Cyndie Perry (Cyndie). Clearly.

09 of 17

BARNEY

BARNEY

That’s a glare so sharp, we almost have to look away before we get hurt. We’re amazed by mom Amber Brown (Barniferous)’s bravery – our hands would be shaking on the camera shutter! Grumpiness Rating: 8.9

10 of 17

UNDER COVER

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This one gets good marks for uneven eyes and tightly pursed lips. Breathe, baby, breathe. Flickr user Joe (Joe_R) wants you to be grumpy, but don’t overdo it. Grumpiness Rating: 5.0

11 of 17

BOOGER

BOOGER

Flickr user Teresa Lett’s (solsticesol) cat Booger is exhibiting a little too much mellowness – we suggest he fully embrace the grump for next year’s competition. Grumpiness Rating: 2.7

12 of 17

HARRY

HARRY

Harry is really speaking to us here, and we think he might be saying, “WHERE IS MY FOOD?” Amy Lieberman’s handsome cat has his own MySpace page. Grumpiness Rating: 9.9

13 of 17

TIA

TIA

15-year-old Tia has earned the right to be this grumpy, and more. Gloria Peterson says her trouper cat has even escaped a house fire. Grumpiness Rating: Honorary 10.0

14 of 17

CALAMITY JANE

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Marcia Rhoades says that “Calamity Jane is not lovable, but we love her anyway.” She swats and hisses at other cats, and appears to have a knack for screaming as well. Grumpiness Rating: 8.6

15 of 17

SHAWDOW

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Very subtle curl-up of tongue to show a sharp tooth. Nice touch, Shawdow. Grumpiness Rating: 3.8

16 of 17

SNIPER

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Don’t get any closer! Sniper will bite you – giving us exactly what we’re looking for. Melissa Guernsey (AsheNSniper1) tells us that Sniper was “showing some catitude!” Grumpiness Rating: 7.5

17 of 17

CHEWY

CHEWY

Ominous shadows in the background, plus a nearly-audible growl earns Elaine Yerby’s (Sierra9877) cat Chewy a Grumpiness Rating of 8.2.

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