Ragdoll breed

Meet Merlin, the grumpy Ragdoll cat with the perfect sister

With the tragic passing of Tadar Sauce, aka Grumpy Cat, there was room for a new feline to be crowned the grumpiest of them all. Meet Merlin the Ragdoll cat who charmed social media with his bittersweet expression.

The latest grumpy-faced cat to become famous for his permanent sullen grimace, just like the late, big, Grumpy Cat, he even has his own plush toy.

If you haven’t had the honor of meeting him via email yet, let us introduce you officially. Thanks to TikTok, (opens in a new tab) the miserable moggy, whose biography reads: “It’s not me, it’s you. Eternally disappointed 😾”, has amassed over 1.3 million followers – he’s basically a miserable cult leader.

Just look at that face, what’s not to like? Everything, apparently – at least according to Merlin.

While Merlin may be in the limelight thanks to his unconventional looks, his sister Ivy is a stunning example of what a Ragdoll should look like: angelic and goofy.

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Merlin wasn’t always so grumpy, though. As a kitten, he looked like his sister: a divine cloud of perfect fur. Quickly, however, he became a truly unique specimen.

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Something changed when Merlin got his first tax bill.

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It’s not just because of his fixed frown that he’s garnered such a fanbase. The Ragdoll has retained its traditional fluffy coat and piercing blue eyes that the breed is known for. He is beautiful in his own way, and he knows it!

If you too have fallen in love with Merlin, you’re in luck, as this feline celebrity can also be found making star appearances at feline conventions.

This fall, catch this furious floof on tour, stopping across North America. Catch it in Toronto at the Canadian Pet Expo (opens in a new tab) September 17 & 18 and in California for CatCon (opens in a new tab) in Pasadena on October 1 and 2, 2022.

Don’t expect a warm welcome!