TODAY   |  December 02, 2012

Meet ‘Tardar Sauce,’ the grumpy cat gone viral

“We think she looks so grumpy you can’t help but feel happy when you look at her,” said Tardar Sauce’s owner Bryan Bundesen. “She’s like a stress reliever for everyone.” Once Tardar Sauce’s sour puss face hit the internet she received instant fame, and her scowl is now available on t-shirts and Christmas cards.

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>>> cats sometimes get a bad rap with being grumpy , but tartar sauce , who has become known as grumpy , has a sourpuss face that may have them all beat with which has catapulted her to internet fame. she is here with her owners. i don't like to call you owners but pet parents. good to have you all here with us this morning.

>> thank you.

>> you can't own a soul. this is tartar sauce but now she is known as grumpy on the internet and everyone seems to love her. brian, thanks to you and your pictures.

>> i posted the first picture and it went wild. people loved her. we think it's because she looks so grumpy that you can't help but be happy when you look at her. she is like a stress reliever. i have received so many messages from people saying she makes them feel so happy.

>> but this is not really -- grumpy , it's because of the picture but not really a grumpy cat.

>> she is docile, are loves to be held, petted. she is a super happy cat. she just lays around and looks grumpy .

>> her real name is tartar sauce ? is that correct?

>> correct.

>> and you actually are selling tartar sauce but you have taken this to the next level.

>> we are. it was by demand. people kept sending messages, we want t-shirts, christmas cards since it's so close to the holidays. we've got a couple of christmas cards and we actually brought one for you guys.

>> just happen to have it here.

>> exactly.

>> stop it.

>> 100,000 followers on twitter.

>> over 85,000 likes on facebook. the social media loves her.

>> we should point out you are donating some of the proceeds that you make to a shelter, right? an animal shelter ?

>> yes. we've given -- made two donations so far. we donated to sun city for paws, a local no kill shelter and the second chance animal in washington.

>> tabby is really your name?

>> yes.

>> somebody was going to ask it.

>> nice to be tabby cat .

>> great to have you here.

>> thank you so much.

>> that does it for us on a sunday morning. take