Grumpy Cat Getting Dethroned By Earl the Grumpy Puppy

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Move over Grumpy Cat, there’s a new grump around: Earl the Grumpy Puppy.

Earl, a five-month-old second-generation puggle who lives in Iowa, became an internet sensation when his owner Derek Bloomfield posted pics on Reddit. Earl quickly gained more than two million views and attracted series of memes and jokes that say things like “this dog looks like it pays taxes.” Though despite his gloomy expression and a look that would have you believe he’d rip your head off if you woke him from a nap, Bloomfield told the Mirror in an interview that Earl is actually quite playful and friendly to everyone he meets. The reason he looks so grumpy all the time is because of his underbite that permanently makes a frown on his little face.

“He is the most relaxed, content puppy either one of us [he and his girlfriend] has ever seen. Whenever he wants something he’ll calmly sit down and stare at us until we ask him the right question. Then he wags his tail in approval,” Bloomfield told the paper. “He’s constantly trying to snuggle up to one of us and has us in constant fits of laughter through his facial expressions and mannerisms. He’s a daddy’s boy and loves to pick on his momma.”

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Grumpy Cat, who has has reportedly amassed a $100 million fortune, definitely has some stiff competition. If not totally dethroned yet, the sad looking feline may be on its way out, while its canine counterpart is definitely in.