We hate to break it to the Grumpy Cat, but there's a new grumpy sheriff in town. Meet Early the Grumpy Dog, and be warned, it's almost impossible not to fall inlove.
Derek Bloomfield and his girlfriend, Christie, are the proud owners of this 5-month-old pup. His gloomy expression, permanent frown and furrowed eyebrows went totally viral when 25-year-old Derek posted a picture of the pouting puppy on Reddit. The cute pic caught over two million people's attention.
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Nothing like being forced into wearing an outrageous black cape because a bunch of sticky-finger kids will be coming to my door looking for candy. To make things worse, I'm sure they'll be calling me 'Dogular.' #pug #puggle #dogsofinstagram #pugofinstagram #puggle #beagle
It didn't take too long until people started making memes out of Earl's adorable face. Including hilarious illustrations of him with a cigar in his mouth sarcastically saying, 'say fetch one more time.' Almost instantly, Earl became a little fury superstar.
His owner, Derek, explained that although Earl's face may come across as miserable, he is actually a rather playful and energetic pup. Bloomfield said, "He is the most relaxed, content puppy either one of us has ever seen."
He continued, "He’s constantly trying to snuggle up to one of us and has us in constant fits of laughter through his facial expression and mannerisms. People usually say “Oh my god, he is so cute” or “is he always that grumpy?” It’s normally a combination of those two phrases and laughter."
"We were both surprised at how quickly he went viral," Derek concluded. Now, the grumpy pooch has over 28k followers on Instagram. This just goes to show that we should never judge a book by it's cover, because this pup is as happy as can be.