A picture I made today of H.P. Lovecraft and Grumpy Cat. In some ways, they're really a perfect match! HPL was a pessimist, much like Grumpy Cat.
H.P. loved cats. He founded the fictitious group Kappa Alpha Tau amongst a circle of writers, who kept each other up to date on local cats. Howard liked a particular kitten he'd met whom he named Samuel Perkins, and whom he wrote about until the cat's untimely demise.