Grumpy Cat Has Been Dethroned By Grumpy PUPPY
Grumpy Cat is undeniably an Internet icon but she now has competition from the dog world in the shape of Earl the grumpy puppy.
The adorable but wound-up pooch has an expression that is possibly even more peeved than his feline equivalent.
And after his pic was posted on Reddit, Earl now has millions of fans who love nothing more than creating memes of the five-month-old pup.
Earl’s owner, Derek Bloomfield, has now set up Facebook and Instagram pages dedicated to his pet, a pug and beagle mix - or a ‘puggle’.
Derek, from Iowa, USA, claims that, despite his sulky face, Earl is in fact very friendly to other humans and dogs, and that his expression is merely down to an underbite.
He said: “He has had the grumpy expression from day one.
“The vet said he’s as healthy as any other puppy. He just looks grumpy because of his underbite, wrinkles, and dark complexion.
"He is the most relaxed, content puppy either one of us has ever seen.
“Whenever he wants something he’ll calmly sit down and stare at us until we ask him the right question. Then he wags his tail in approval.
"He’s constantly trying to snuggle up to one of us and has us in constant fits of laughter through his facial expressions and mannerisms.
“He’s a daddy’s boy and loves to pick on his momma.”
It’s not just the Internet who have fallen in love with Earl, either - total strangers will always stop Derek and girlfriend Christie on the street to praise the dog’s looks.
Derek added: "People usually say "Oh my god, he is so cute” “Is he always that grumpy?”.
“Usually a combination of those two phrases and laughter.”
Memes dedicated to Earl have already been created, with some people comparing him to Samuel L Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction.
One Reddit user said: “This dog looks like he pays taxes,” while another added: “Say ‘fetch’ one more time”.
Has Grumpy Cat finally met his match?