Ferocious-looking feline Barbara becomes a star on Instagram

A fierce feline whose killer gaze and grumpy demeanor has earned her more than 57,000 Instagram followers is actually quite affectionate — as long as with she is with her owner.

Barbara, previously named Belle, was one of actress and animal rights activist Beth Stern’s fosters before she was adopted by Sarah Borok, who turned her into an online star. 

‘Barbara’s character fluctuates between being profoundly disappointed in everything I do, to being an adoring ball of mush that I can manipulate into any position without resistance,’ Sarah told Bored Panda. 

If looks could kill! Barbara the cat has earned more than 57,000 Instagram followers thanks to her killer glare 

Killer instinct: The fierce feline has turned glaring at the camera into an art formKiller instinct: The fierce feline has turned glaring at the camera into an art form

Killer instinct: The fierce feline has turned glaring at the camera into an art form 

Furever home: Barbara, previously named Belle, was one of actress and animal rights activist Beth Stern's fosters before she was adopted by Sarah Borok (pictured)

Furever home: Barbara, previously named Belle, was one of actress and animal rights activist Beth Stern’s fosters before she was adopted by Sarah Borok (pictured) 

‘She is up for affection and smothering any time of day. If anyone else enters the house though, she basically threaten to murder them.’

Barbara is quite affectionate with her owner, but it wasn’t love at first sight. When Sarah first brought the rescue home, she used to aggressively attack her.  

The feline has since grown to love her owner, and now she cant’ sleep without her. 

Sarah said Barbara will fall asleep spooned in her arm and will follow her every time changes position in the middle of the night.   

Popular: The cat's @grumpybarbara Instagram page is filled with a mix of photos of the feline glaring at the camera and cuddling with her doting owner

Popular: The cat’s @grumpybarbara Instagram page is filled with a mix of photos of the feline glaring at the camera and cuddling with her doting owner

Look of love: When Sarah first brought the rescue home, she used to aggressively attack her, but the feline has since grown to love her owner

Look of love: When Sarah first brought the rescue home, she used to aggressively attack her, but the feline has since grown to love her owner

Keeping it real: 'She is up for affection and smothering any time of day. If anyone else enters the house though, she basically threaten to murder them,' Sarah admitted

Keeping it real: ‘She is up for affection and smothering any time of day. If anyone else enters the house though, she basically threaten to murder them,’ Sarah admitted 

Cuddly: While Barbara always looks like she's ready to attack, Sarah said she is actually quite affectionate

Cuddly: While Barbara always looks like she’s ready to attack, Sarah said she is actually quite affectionate 



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