“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” Terry Pratchett
– Never has there been a time in history when domesticated pets have been so admired by humans, and the need to be kept uptodate with their activities is growing at an unprecedented speed, a new breed\’ of celebrity has emerged virally through our digital screens in keeping with Warhol\’s 15 minutes of fame\’ prophecy.
– Where once the ancient Egyptians worshipped felines to a marvellous extent, viewing them as supernatural deities, created in their own image, and appropriated as personifications of e.g. the sun, fertility and motherhood, warfare, love i.e. Bast meaning devourer\’) or as symbols of divine protectors of the land, slowly over time, their identities and nature have evolved as society has and now we have the modern equivalent of Instagram Cats and their loyal tribe of devotees.
– According to The Telegraph, almost one in four dogs and cats now have their own social feed or page as part of the new petworking\’ phenomenon. So which animal stars are bringing us to our knees today and winning the trending war? Look no further than below for our roundup of the top 5 breaking waves on the worldwideweb right now!
- Boo the Dog
– Boo the Dog (a Pomeranian entitled the world\’s cutest dog\’) known for his distinctive shortbutboxy haircut, he has a popular Facebook page and is the subject of four photo books and has a big bro called Buddy who he follows everywhere.
Facebook: 17232576 likes · 1469044 talking about this.
Image sourced from: http://www.popsugar.com/pets/CuteBooDogPictures23768577#photo23768901)
- Lil Bubz
Bub\’ is a unique creature, in July of 2011, she was discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana at only a few weeks old. She has several genetic abnormalities including several extra toes and stunted growth, and several other defects however she has defied all of nature\’s odds, and these things have shaped her into the superstar she is today.
Instagram: 660K followers
Image source from: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/519110294520192222/
- Grumpy Cat
– Tardar Sauce (born April 4, 2012), is better known by her Internet name “Grumpy Cat“, is a cat and Internet celebrity known for her grumpy facial expression and even has her own Tumblr meme generator.
YouTube: 12.9 million views
Image sourced: http://realgrumpycat.tumblr.com/image/110268738693
- Menswear Dog
– The most stylish dog in the world\’â€¦ The 5yearold Shiba Inu named Bodhi, more famously known as Menswear Dog ,the model dog sports designer men\’s clothes fabulously, and even has his own book published by Artisan books.
Facebook: 112816 likes · 24284 talking about this.
Image sourced: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/mensweardogbts
Snoopy– the Cat– (å¤§è‚¥çŒ«å®å„¿) is one of the most popular cats– in the world especially in China. She is an Exotic Shorthair cat– and is often mistaken for being a toy.
– Instagram: 260, 662 followers
Image sourced: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/499055202427499748/