This Is Thailand’s Very Own Grumpy Cat & His Job Is To Guard Watermelons

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Kaimook – the grumpy cat of Thailand


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When the world found out about Grumpy Cat a little less than a decade ago, the lives of memers were changes forever. Sadly, she’s since left us with a gaping, grumpy cat-shaped void in our hearts when she passed away last year.

But not to worry – meet Kaimook (Pearl in English). From his grisly glare to his unimpressed stance, it’s no surprise that he’s been dubbed the Grumpy Cat of Thailand.


Works as a watermelon supervisor


Okay, so maybe Kaimook doesn’t officially have a job as a watermelon supervisor – but do cats ever need an excuse not to be the boss?

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Kaimook’s owner, Pui, has owned her furry friend for 5-6 years. Here are some fun facts about this grumpy boi:

  1. Kaimook loves the sea
  2. He hates children (sorry kids, no pats for you)
  3. He doesn’t like being alone – if so, he’d destroy everything in the room if he’s angry

He also loves following his family to the farm, which is where his hilarious watermelon images started popping up.


Kaimook visits the farm

Netizens have been in stitches ever since photos of the feline started going viral too.

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Translation: He’s the real owner

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Translation: He’s like a cute, chubby white bullfrog!

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Translation: Aw, look at his belly.

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Showing the other kitties who’s boss
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Watermelon thieves beware
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Loves to chill at home too


All work and no chillin’ makes for a dull kitty, so when Kaimook isn’t busy being purr-fect at his job, he’s at home getting the rest he deserves.

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In the mood for Songkran?
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Whether it’s guarding watermelons or being a king at home, Kaimook has defo caught our hearts.

He’s put a smile on our faces for sure – something we all need during this time.

And of course, with all of us being in the middle of a pandemic, don’t forget to stay safe. And in case you forget, here’s a gentle reminder from the watermelon boi himself:

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Don’t forget your face masks, people
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Keep up with Mr. Kaimook on Youtube here!


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