The original “Bread Cat” picture was uploaded to Tumblr on August 2nd, 2011.
It spread rapidly through various humor blogs, eventually surfacing on Reddit’s r/pics sub on August 19th.
“Bread Cat” photos emerged across the web, within the first month of their appearance.
The trend spread to sites ranging from Tumblr to Facebook and 9GAG.
By early 2012, the craze had conquered the internet, with articles rampant on sites like Gawker, International Business Times or the Herald Sun.
- Reddit – An Inbread Cat
- Know Your Meme – Cat Breading
- Gawker – Hot New Internet Meme: ‘Breading’ Cats
- International Business Times – ‘Breading Cats’ Meme Wins Internet, Fluffington Post Fails To Report