The Next Grumpy Cat Is Here: Earl the Grumpy Pup


Since everyone is going to start merchandising the bejeezus out of this dog in about a week, we might as well get our meme in early. Oh shiz, that’s a pun too, since his name is Earl. Fittingly, per the similarly named sitcom, he seems to have hit the Internet viral lottery and is giving back to those of us who seek content.

…owner Derek Bloomfield, 25, has decided to share some new pictures of his downcast dog to prove that Earl is definitely Grumpy Cat’s new rival. Derek, from Iowa, USA, claims that, despite his sulky face, Earl is in fact super friendly to other humans and dogs. His expression is merely down to an underbite. Apart from his expression, he is just like any other dogs – enjoying eating snacks, sunbathing and chasing balls around the local park.

Huh huh. “Balls.”

Now, which commenter will be the first to use him as an avatar?