Posts tagged "lil bub"

Lil BUB Adorably Visits The ASPCA To Raise Awareness For Special Needs Animals

Last week, Lil BUB spent a day playing CEO at the ASPCA to raise awareness for pets with special needs and to celebrate her BIG Fund for the ASPCA grant program, which has raised over $75,000 this year for organizations that care for special needs animals. She lead conference calls, hung out with the staff, and…

By: Claire Hannum / October 3, 2014

Help Find A Home For The Internet’s Future Favorite Cat

Meet Tucker, a sweet cat who, like feline celeb Lil Bub, was born with genetic abnormalities that give her an adorably unique look. Tucker's former family was unable to care for her, so she currently lives at Purrfect Pals, a shelter in Washington that cares for special needs cats. The one-year-old kitteh is looking for…

By: Claire Hannum / August 29, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch This Old Footage Of Lil Bub When She Was Even Lil-er

We live in an era when "found footage" of Internet cat Lil Bub is treated as if someone found an old video of Jennifer Lawrence singing in her high school's production of "The Sound Of Music." It's Lil Bub! At eight weeks old! Like all kittens, she is painfully adorable, but most noteworthy to me…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2014

Keeping Cats As Pets Began 5,000 Years Ago

It might be hard to believe, but cats weren't always domesticated pets. Once upon a time, someone actually invited these tyrants into the house and the rest, as they say, is history. According to recent findings, the first wild cat (or what we now call a stray) began hanging out with humans maybe over 5,000 years

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2013

10 Reasons Internet-Famous Cats Are Better Than Real Cats — In GIFs!

It's a daily habit that has turned into a daily ritual: I settle onto the train with my coffee, pull my iPhone from out of my purse, and click open my Instagram app to see what Pudge is up to. Pudge (above) isn't a friend's cat or a family member's cat or even a cat…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2013

When Lil Bub Met Grumpy Cat, A Comin’ Through The Rye

I consider Lil Bub meeting Grumpy Cat as akin as to when Churchill met with Roosevelt. The two greatest cat powers on the continent, combining forces for cuteness. Watch as Bub and Grumps warily address one another at the second annual Internet Cat Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is my couch space, Bub says, tongue out,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2013

Is Lil Bub Safe In The Hands Of Robert De Niro?

Don't get me wrong, I am not about to complain about this choice photograph of Robert De Niro clutching Lil Bub at the Tribeca Film Festival Directors Brunch. However. As an animal lover, I do have my concerns that Bub's saturation level has passed the point of Internet sensation and entered exploitation territory. Bub i…

By: Rachel Krause / April 24, 2013

Will Success Go To Lil Bub’s Head?

Last night was the premiere of the new documentary "Lil Bub & Friendz," and Bub made her requisite red carpet appearance. Bub's documentary can, thankfully, be viewed online. In it, you'll meet tons of crazy cat people, and learn about the origins of Bub, how YouTube's fed our habit, and our general kitty obsession. Check…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2013

Kids React To Grumpy Cat

"That's what YouTube is: kitty videos!" I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. [YouTube]]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2013

Finally! The Official “Lil Bub & Friendz” Trailer Is Here

Happy Bubday! Today Vice released the official trailer for the "Lil Bub & Friendz" documentary, and boy does it look great. So much Bub, and spaceships, and magical times. The film will premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival this spring. We can't wait. [Vice]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 18, 2013

Shockingly Big Lil Bub News

Guys, as you all know, I love me some Bub. Lil Bub brings a smile to my face and a song in my heart, and so I'm doubly thrilled to report that the forthcoming Bubbed up documentary about Lil Bub, "Lil Bub & Friendz," has been accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival! This is every…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2013

The Year In Memes We Totally Missed

Guys, a lot of stuff happens in a day, and sometimes important things slip through the brain cracks. There were a lot of memes we wanted to make happen this year -- involving "American Horror Story," Kanye West, soup and more -- but some of them just didn't get done. Well, before we move o…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2012

I Saw Mama Kissin’ Lil Bub, Underneath The Christmas Tree

Lil Bub and Andrew WK: Two great tastes that go great together. Here, Bub and WK team up to encourage people to support their local animal shelters this winter. Because "as precious as Lil Bub is, she takes a lot of care, a lot of resource and a lot of energy." Lil Bub is like,…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 12, 2012

Lil Bub Dishes Dirt On Grumpy Cat

When it comes to the Internet cat elite, there's really no competition. Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat (otherwise known as Tard) are at the tip top of the cat cuteness food chain. But what do they really think about each other? If you ask Bub, well, she's rather evasive. But we can assume from her…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 21, 2012

The 10 Best Cats On The Internet Ever

The Internet was basically invented for cat videos. Through the years, we've probably wasted at least half our lives to watching cat videos and ogling pictures of cute kittens, so we're pretty much experts when it comes to the best cats online. That's why we've decided to assemble this handy list of the best cat…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 29, 2012

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Internet Obsessions

Wondering what to be this Halloween? Why don't you bring an internet meme to life? Here are seven of our favorite internet obsessions and tips on how to turn them into awkward, awesome, unforgettable costumes. And yes, two of them are cats, but that's a pretty accurate representation of the internet's obsessions, isn't it? Click…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 8, 2012

All The Lil Bub Action You Can Handle

Breaking: Lil Bub has discovered string! [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 5, 2012

Colonel Meow Throws Some Shade On Boo

Colonel Meow is like the anti-Lil Bub -- a cat so fiercely snooty and evil that he refers to his followers as "minions." The other day, Colonel Meow took to Facebook to show his disdain for another familiar furry face -- Boo, the adorable Pomeranian pup. Needless to say, Meow is not a fan. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 30, 2012

Important Cat News While I Was Away: A Lil’ Bub Hand Tattoo

You know, I understand that I cover the animal beat for The Frisky, and I take my responsibilities very seriously. Which is why it pains me to no end that Amelia, Winona, Jessica, Ami and Rachel completely failed to step up and post this really important Lil' Bub palm tattoo that one of Winona's friend…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 24, 2012

Vice Makes A Lil Bub Documentary, Of Course

If you're anything like me, you think Lil Bub is maybe the finest cat thing on the planet. The perma-kitten with stunted legs, bug eyes and a perpetually limp tongue has become an insta-celeb in influential cat video circles. Which is why Vice up and decided to make a documentary following Lil Bub's provocative exploits.

By: Julie Gerstein / September 4, 2012
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