It's a new dawn and a new day and that means that a cat named Colonel Meow has won the Guinness World Record for Cat with the Longest Fur, clocking in at 9 inches. YOWZA.
Colonel Meow is from Seattle, Washington and is a Himalayan-Persian cross-breed. He was adopted by owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario from a shelter and they gave him such a ridiculous name somewhat in jest, because he has such an “epic frown and fur”.
According to the Guinness website, his Avey and Rosario really love him:
“We already knew that he was the best cat in the world, but to be recognised in the Guinness World Records book takes it to the next level.”
However, there is a considerable downside to her record-breaking cat: “Literally everything in the house has hair on it, including us! I feel like I’m always vacuuming!”
Colonel Meow has a robust social media presence frequented by his rabid fanbase, with a website, a Facebook page with 180,000 likes and a very popular YouTube channel all devoted to him. As one woman remarked on his Facebook page:
I am sure they gave you the record without even physically measuring you, as they would have burst into flames had they touched you.
According to the LA Times, scientists are very impressed with him as well:
The length of his fur earned a “wow!” from Becky Ewalt-Evans at the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.
Leslie Lyons agreed: “It would be very interesting to genotype this cat.”
Get comfortable; he's here to stay.