Revealing the news of Grumpy's death, the cat’s owners said: "Some days are grumpier than others..."Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome.
"I truly believe that she willingly made the decision to leave her failing body so that our family would not have to make that difficult decision ourselves," he wrote.Lil Bub launched to Internet fame in 2011 and has even starred in her own documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. The adorable feline was born with osteopetrosis, which caused her bones to become too dense and overgrow. She had smaller limbs, no teeth, an underdeveloped jaw that caused her tongue to stick out, and an extra toe on her paws. She was 100 percent adorable and was frequently referred to as "the Internet's cutest cat."
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"To say that our family is devastated would be an understatement But most importantly, BUB has made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare, and in the lives of millions of people worldwide" Bridavsky wrote.
Cat stars in her own documentaryDuring her eight years on Earth, Lil Bub helped raise awareness for special needs pets, which led to more than $700,000 for animals in need. She inspired people with her message of "determination, positivity and perseverance," Bridavsky said.
"Even though my heart is absolutely crushed by her graceful departure from planet Earth, I know that her spirit, magic, and overwhelming energy are still with us, reminding us every day to be better," he said. "Please visit all of us in our dreams."
R.I.P., Lil Bub.