Popoki has one of those perennially grumpy cat faces. No matter if she's happy or sad, she always looks just a little bit upset about what's going on around her. I think the downturned mouth has something to do with it. And when she's a little tired, her expressions move from grumpy to downright judgemental.
Need proof? Here are a few of the expressions I got when I woke Popoki up for her Sunday Selfie photo shoot to share with The Cat On My Head this morning.
This is what I call the cat sneer. She tilts her head up and looks down her nose at me, while closing her eyes just a little bit. At this point in the shoot, I was waving a toy around in the air, trying to get her to open her eyes a little bit, and she clearly though that move was beneath me.
So I swapped toys, and moved to one that makes sounds when it's swinging through the air. She seemed really shocked that I thought this would work.
Eeesh. This looks very much like a judgement, doesn't it? It's as though I've just pitched the silliest idea in the world to this cat and she can't believe that I'm still talking. The combination of the cocked head and the squinted eyes is pretty devastating.
So I tried to move to treats, thinking that would help.
Now she can't even bear to look at me, so it seems the treats were a no go.
We'll leave it at that, shall we? It seems like miss grumpy might need a little beauty sleep.
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