The Grumpy Cat

I promised Vishy I would share some photos of my cat, Atticus. I had mentioned that Att can be quite grumpy, but lovable in his own way, and Vishy wanted to see a photo. Being me, I had to share more than one. Even though he can be grumpy and sometimes he looks like he’s plotting my death, I love Atticus.Β Vishy, I’m sorry about the delay. Hope you enjoy.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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82 Responses to The Grumpy Cat

  1. Plotting your death?!?! That’s hilarious. You know I’m not a cat person because I’m really allergic to them, but even I have to admit that Atticus is a cutie :).

    • TBM says:

      Oh you would love him. He sheds like crazy, always wants to be fed, and sleeps on my pillow. But I still adore the little guy.

  2. He looks like a very senior Duke or some high up official who looks down at his serfs and know what they are thinking – but he always knows better because he (of course) is far superior to everyone else πŸ™‚

    • TBM says:

      Oh he lets me know every day that I’m an idiot and I should do whatever he says. It took him less than a day to train me. And he’s a picky eater even though when he adopted me (he climbed into my car and insisted I take him home) he had been living on the streets for at least a year.

  3. Caroline says:

    Since I live with Mrs Supergrumpy I don’t think he looks all that grumpy but he’s a beautiful cat.

  4. Colline says:

    He is beautiful!
    I also want to say that I like your new gravatar πŸ™‚

  5. nrlymrtl says:

    Being a connoisseur of cat looks, I know those. Do you sometimes have to hide your toes at night?

    • TBM says:

      Not at night. When I’m at my desk. He loves to walk in and bite the top of my foot to let me know he’s hungry. I really don’t like it.

  6. bulldog says:

    The cat looks dangerous to me… more dangerous than the lion I see…

  7. niasunset says:

    I love him, so much πŸ™‚ because I am crazy with cats… Wonderful photographs, Thank you dear TBM, and let me say this too, how nice to see your smiling face too, Blessing and Happiness to you all, Love, nia

  8. since cats are in charge of the universe, it probably makes them very grumpy to see what a mess their minions are making of it πŸ˜‰ please pass on my compliments to atticus. how beautiful!

  9. Meanderer says:

    He is gorgeous! I don’t think he looks grumpy – just particular πŸ™‚

    He must be feeling pretty hot in this weather.

    • TBM says:

      He hasn’t enjoyed the last week in the heat. I feel for him and have one room dark with a fan going 24 hours for him. yet he still follows me from room to room. Very loyal

  10. Atticus is handsome. Love his furry floofy ears!

  11. lynnsbooks says:

    He’s not grumpy, he’s misunderstood. Have you ever noticed that cats like being told how handsome they are. My next door neighbour’s cat absolutely loves me and I’m sure it’s just because I tell him he’s gorgeous!
    Tell Atticus he’s a dish from me.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  12. Robin says:

    He may be grumpy, but he’s also beautiful. πŸ™‚

  13. IsobelandCat says:

    I don’t think he looks grumpy, but I’d say he has a fairly strong sense of self!

  14. poppytump says:

    Atticus looks like he is sporting chest wig Lol in pic no 1 TBM .
    Gorgeous feline πŸ˜‰

  15. bocafrau says:

    He looks very regal. How do you deal with all that hair. Our Finn is a short-haired cat and she sheds. I couldn’t imagine the long hair.

  16. Beautiful cat! I imagine he’s not loving this weather much.

  17. pattisj says:

    Atticus definitely needs to get more press!

  18. He’s so cute! πŸ™‚
    I used to have three cats. πŸ™‚

  19. Mystic says:

    Atticus is gorgeous. If it’s any consolation he only looks really grumpy in two of the pics. In the rest he looks like he’s just acting, keeping up his image of being a grump.

  20. adinparadise says:

    Who could resist that grumpy face? πŸ™‚

  21. I love a grumpy cat with an attitude

  22. Fergiemoto says:

    Adorable! Glad to see photos of Atticus.
    Is Atticus camera shy?
    We had a dog who, at first, seemed to love getting her photo taken. She would hold still, look into the camera, and pose for me each time. Very cute. But I think I became annoying to her because she suddenly switched to being camera shy. Every time the camera came out and I held it up to take her photo, she would deliberately turn away.

    • TBM says:

      Att hates the camera. usually he wanders off, or he comes too close so I can’t get a shot. Miles loves the camera. Your dog was a fast learner!

  23. Letizia says:

    He looks like he’s plotting our deaths now πŸ™‚ But at the same time he’s so adorable….. Great name too!

    • TBM says:

      Wish I could take the credit for the name, but a friend suggested it. And I said, “Yes! Atticus Finch!” I love his name as well. Thanks.

  24. Vishy says:

    Beautiful pictures, TBM! I love all the pictures, but my favourite one is the one on the bottom left hand side. Thanks for sharing. Love Atticus πŸ™‚

  25. he is a beautiful cat. cats take life on their own terms – sometimes they seem grumpy but they’re just being cats. as i’ve said before, the only thing that stops them from ruling the world is that they don’t have moveable thumbs to open their own cans of food.

  26. Novroz says:

    Atticus always looks so handsome! He sure know how to pose πŸ˜‰

  27. The photos of Atticus remind me of that viral You Tube video of Henri the cat. Have you seen it? Henri “speaks” to us about all of the injustices he’s had to endure at home and how he’s been wrongly “imprisoned” by his owners. I think Atticus might say the same thing. πŸ™‚ (Though Henri speaks in French.)
    Do Atticus and Miles keep their distance from one another?

    • TBM says:

      I love Henri the cat and how perfect that he speaks French. It just fits him. On really cold nights, Att and Miles might share the same bed, but it’s a really big bed. They aren’t the best of friends, but they coexist because they have to.

  28. Even if the kitty is grumpy, he’s a cute boy πŸ™‚

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