Resting Grumpy Cat Face

Not actually thinking bad thoughts

I hear that there are some female humans who look kind of grouchy when they don’t mean to. The official term for it is “resting bitch face” or “resting bitchy face.” The Today Show even wrote about it on their website. But who cares about humans? I’m more concerned with the fact that some of us kitties seem to have “resting grumpy cat face”… and I am one of them!

Seriously, I wasn't even thinking anything here!

Even if I am just sitting there and not mad, I tend to look sort of annoyed.

Do I look mean here?

I think I actually scare other kitties sometimes. And humans too, although scaring humans is not necessarily a bad thing.

Okay, maybe I was purring AND thinking bad thoughts at the same time

I was even purring in this photo! The handful of you who did well on my Purring or Not Purring Quiz probably know that, but I bet everyone else thinks I am in a bad mood!

At least I do not think I am alone! Kitties, tell me: do you know anyone with a Resting Grumpy Cat Face? Or maybe you are a cat who is similarly afflicted? Let me know!

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Comments

  1. says

    We prefer “serene face”
    Sometimes Julie has this look.
    We think it has to do with the shape of the eyes.
    Julie is a friendly kitty(except with Tillie)
    and we bet you are too :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  2. says

    :evil: < this what my mom look like
    :lol: :lol: < and this what me & my dad looks at mom..tee..heh..heh
    We both love to teas her. it's FUN !

    Miss Sparkle, whatever you express , you look BOOTIFUL ! SERIOUS !!!!
    xoxo

  3. BrucesMom says

    Jasmine has a sweet, angelic face (except when Rosie attacks her).
    Joey has a very stern, serious face (he thinks he is top cat).
    Eddie has a happy-go-lucky face (because he is happy-go-lucky).
    Rosie has a happy-go-lucky, impish, sneaky and I didn’t do anything wrong face. Because she is all that.

  4. says

    Oh I don’t see “annoyed” or “bitchy” or even “grumpy”…….I see “contemplative” or “non-plussed” or “pensive”…..and there’s nothing wrong with any of those!!!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  5. says

    mol SPARKLE ONE TIME ON MY BLOG I WAS PAWTICIPATING IN A SMILING EVENT. I HAD TO LABEL EACH PICTURE WITH ‘HOW YOU CAN TELL I’M SMILING IN THIS PICTURE’.
    WE CATS CAN SMILE A GAZILLION WAYS
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

  6. says

    don’t get my Mom going on “resting Grumpy Cat Faces”….Mom said she could kick herself because I have an unusual mouth and I ALWAYS look “grumpy”……..what do I get? NADA………what does Grumpy Cat get? MILLIONS…….told ya, don’t get us started! Love, Cody

  7. says

    Misty May is our resident grumpy face. We think it is her eye angle and the fact that her mouth does not turn upward at the ends, like a kitty such as Waffles. Mom has taken to studying this lately as she started noticing kitties who have truly smiley faces. So, don’t feel bad Sparkle, you are not alone. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  8. says

    Well, we’d say angel Annie had that look. LOL.

    And we’re laughing at the Beaded Tail’s comment! People often smile at our human, thinking she’s smiling at THEM, but in actuality she’s squinting into the light (outside, we mean). Otherwise she’s pretty crabby these days. Years. :-D

  9. says

    Oh Sparkle…you would love our Fennie! She makes “the face” and she even makes the face with vocals when she comes by for us to hug her! We can’t win! And we love her….as I am sure you are loved too!

  10. says

    The male human in my house says I always look like I’m plotting my next attack on him. And he’s right I am! If he doesn’t pet me in the exact way I prefer and when I prefer I have been known to bite! Meow and Namaste~ Pippy the Feline Yogini

  11. says

    The human over here has the “resting bitchy face” and was happy to know she was not the only one. She would, however, rather be known as having the “resting grumpy cat face”.

  12. says

    Grace has a crabby face–although she is a very silly cat. Hobbes has a “crinkle ear”–which is how he folds his ear when he is annoyed for some reason.

    I did horrible on your purr test–so I wouldn’t know if you were happy or crabby, Sparkle. :(

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