The Guinness Book of World Records has named a popular cranky cat to the title of the longest fur among felines. Colonel Meow, a two-year-old California cat , a Himalayan-Persian cross, snatched the title with his nine-inch hair.
Although the fur may fly, this message appeared on August 28 on the long-haired pet’s own Facebook page:
Yes, minions, it is true. Your great and humble leader is now officially a WORLD RECORD HOLDER. Today it's the longest fur. Tomorrow it's largest kingdom.
Owned by Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario, of Los Angeles, Colonel Meow has become something of an internet sensation. The celebrated feline also has his own website, CafePress shop, Tumbler, Twitter, YouTube channel, and more.
Apparently, Colonel Meow started his road to fame from humble beginnings. Avey found him at an adoption event, after a Seattle pet rescue saved him from a kill shelter. His breed information was discovered through DNA testing at the University of Chicago – Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.
It’s a lock for the long-haired kitty.
Colonel Meow will be included in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, due for release in mid-September 2013. The longest-fur cat is a brand-new category.
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