The Skinny: Grumpy Cat gets endorsement deal

Published Sept. 18, 2013

Cheer up

Grumpy Cat gets deal as spokescat

The Internet sensation, real name Tardar Sauce, is now the spokescat for a Friskies brand of cat food, Nestle Purina said Tuesday. Photos of the dour animal, owned by Tabatha Bundesen of Phoenix, plaster social media, often with crabby messages.

Home brew

House's rigged taps dispense beer

A New Zealand brewery teamed up with a group of friends to rig all of the taps in a man's home to dispense beer instead of water as a prank. They reconnected the Auckland house's entire plumbing system and recorded his reaction on 14 cameras, reported Tuesday.

Worse than bark

Texas dog armed to the teeth

A Fort Worth woman, 78, was watching TV at home Saturday night with a shotgun by her side when her dog knocked it over. She was shot in the foot, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday. "The victim advised it was an accident and the dog was not to blame," said police Officer Sharron Neal. "He has the right to remain silent."

Compiled from wire services and other sources.