Her name is Widget
She is the tiniest grumpy cat on the planet
"I was instantly smitten with Widget," says Michelle.
“I feel like every moment I had with her during the first few months was special.”
"She weighed less than the other cats and just really wasn’t growing."
"You could also tell that her legs were very short and ‘chonky’ and she certainly had that ‘Grumpy Cat’ look."
"She obviously cannot maneuver around things like most cats."
“So her trying to jump on the furniture or chase after my cats was just comical. In her mind, she is a normal-size cat and should have the capabilities of a normal-size cat… but that most certainly is not the case,” said Michelle.
After Michelle took Widget and her sibling to her home, her sibling quickly found their forever homes. And the silliest among them, Widget, stayed with Michelle
The rescue gave Michelle the privilege of being the first in line to adopt Widget because she was her foster mother
She took the opportunity and became her human mom
“She has been sassy from day one. It’s like she knew all eyes were on her and she could do whatever she wanted and could get away with it. She is still like that today.” says Michelle.
"Widget loves playing with tissue paper and crinkle balls. She also enjoys picking fights with her siblings."
"She enjoys a good nap in a sunny spot followed by some stretching, and then more nap time."
"She has mastered running up and down the steps in my apartment."
"It’s pretty crazy how loud a dwarf cat can be when going up and down some stairs.”
Michelle also believes that Widget had chosen her to be her human parent, not the opposite.
“I have always said that a cat or a dog actually picks out their human instead of the other way around,” explained Michelle.
Dwarfism can cause serious health issues, luckily, Widget is perfectly healthy
"I adopted her because I just absolutely love her," said Michelle.
But beyond love, she wanted to give her a safe place and help her with her medical issues, if she ever needed it.
Through volunteering in the rescue center, she learned that not everyone could handle an animal health problem. So she wanted to give Widget everything she could possibly need.
Michelle shares Widget's photos on their Instagram page and entertains a lot of people.
They even gave her a nickname - Grumpy Cat 2.0
“I love Grumpy Cat and have so much merchandise with her face on it. So I am beyond flattered that people would even compare Widget to Grumpy Cat,” said Michelle.
Michelle enjoys being Widget's mom
“I’ll be honest and say I have joked for years that I would love to be a stay-at-home cat mom. Also, I would love for Widget to be so famous that she could spread the messages of ‘Spay/Neuter’ and ‘Adopt – Don’t Shop!!!’”
She's also thrilled that so many people love Widget, too
“I would not have believed it if someone had told me 2 years ago that Widget would be adored by people all across the world and would have 70,000 followers on Instagram!!! I get a little teary-eyed saying this, but I absolutely love receiving messages from people when they say that Widget made them smile or made their [crummy] day just a little bit better.
I guess my only hope for the future is that Widget’s frowny face can continue to make people smile!!!”
Michelle is so grateful to the ladies at the Humane Society who contacted her about the Widget. They knew that she would fall in love with this grumpy cat immediately.
Check them out and let us know if the Widget is truly the tiniest one among them.