Since saving her owners' four-year-old son from a dog attack earlier this week, Tara the Hero Cat has become America's favorite celebrity virtually overnight. And everyone wants a piece.
Since the video went viral (side note: I've been working for this website in some capacity, on and off, for three and a half years, and it's the most viewed thing I've ever posted. Really makes you think), Tara has been everywhere — TODAY, every single website in the entire world (including Stormfront and Pornhub, probably), other local and regional news outlets. The rise of Tara has been so meteoric, the video at the center of her fame so perfectly framed and executed, that a part of me wondered over the last few days whether Tara the Righteous Bolt of Fucking Lightning is actually an elaborate Kimmel prank. I'm still not entirely convinced it's not. The viral terrorists have won. [Ed: And I'm totally okay with that, so long as the terrorists are trafficking in awesome cat videos.]