PHOTOS: Move over, Grumpy Cat: Meet Snoopybabe

Not to be outdone by cute cats in the West, netizens in China have their own answer to Grumpy Cat: a little furball named Snoopybabe. The flat-faced, globe-eyed feline has more than 280,000 followers on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, and nearly 200,000 followers in Instagram.

Unfortunately for Snoopybabe, whose Chinese name roughly translates to Chubby Red (red is an auspicious color in China), he may never strike it big in the U.S. because Twitter and Facebook are both blocked in China (but not Instagram), though Snoopybabe has an unofficial fan page on Facebook.

Snoopybabe was born in Beijing in May 2011 and lives in Chengdu in Sichuan Province with his owner Miss Ning, reported Xinhua. His favorite foods are beef and goat’s milk, and Miss Ning told Xinhua that the vain cat laps his milk very carefully as not to get it on his flat face. He spends 17 hours of his day sleeping, one hour playing with his owner, one hour playing on his own, one hour grooming himself, two hours eating and two hours daydreaming. Ning said what sets her cat apart from the others is his “pie face” and “sweet, innocent eyes.”

He comes from very special lineage: Both parents have pedigrees from Cat Fanciers’ Association and his father, Elvis, moved from the U.S. to China. Snoopybabe gets his red markings from his mother.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.