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Meet Colonel Meow, the Cat with the World's Longest Fur

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Leslie Lyons agreed: “It would be very interesting to genotype this cat.”

Get comfortable; he's here to stay.

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Ah yes, but does his hair weave itself into the textile of every one of his owner's clothing and furniture (like a flexible quill) so that no matter how hard they vacuum, dust, or use a lint roller, all their things are heavily peppered with their cat's fur?

Didn't think so.

All hair Le Chat de LaComtesse! Champion of the World!