Colonel Meow is Guiness’ 2014 Cat with the Longest Fur

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Because of his epic frown and long fur, this feline was named Colonel Meow. And now, he is making a name for himself as the cat with the longest fur. But, before he got all the attention, Colonel Meow was first adopted as a rescue cat by Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario from the Himalayan and Persian society.

He's looking at you: Colonel Meow - a Himalayan-Persian cross-breed who lives with his owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario in Los Angeles, California - is the cat with the longest fur in the world

“We already knew that he was the best cat in the world, but to be recognized in the Guinness World Records book takes it to the next level,” Anne Marie shared.

Colonel Meow’s fur were measured by three different veterinarians. Its average length, which was 22.87 centimeters or 9 inches, were based on 10 hairs. And then, the evidence was sent to the Guinness World Records for verification.

Recognised: The two-year-old feline, whose hair reaches an astonishing 9in, is being recognised in the new Guinness World Records 2014 book out on September 12

By the time he was given recognition in 2014 as the cat with the longest fur, Colonel Meow became an instant Internet sensation. He even had his own website, a YouTube channel, and a Facebook page.

Still, there is a considerable downside for owning a record-breaking cat. Anne said, “Literally, everything in the house has hair on it, including us! I feel like I’m always vacuuming”.

 

 

According to the couple, they don’t really use special products on the fur of Colonel Meow. Instead, they only use water to clean him and brushes to remove all the dirt.

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Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief of the world-renowned authority on record-breaking achievements, said:

“Colonel Meow is being groomed for stardom, and I know the furry feline will be a big hit with readers. He’s an incredible creature, and he’ll undoubtedly inspire people all around to the world to whip out their rulers and start measuring their own cat’s fur. We’re pleased to welcome him into the Guinness World Records family – and as you’ll be seeing shortly, he’s just one of the many spectacular record-holders that feature in the new book.”

 

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