The 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records is about to be released and in this newest edition, Colonel Meow of Los Angeles, will be included for having the world’s longest feline tresses.
Colonel Meow is a Himalayan-Persian mix who not only has 9-inch fur, but also a frown that puts Grumpy Cat to shame! The frown isn’t measurable enough for inclusion in the book of world records but his fur certainly is. Three independent veterinarians verified the length of Colonel Meow’s locks.
Colonel Meow’s owners were not surprised that their 10-pound rescue kitty won the title as they spend a good part of each week grooming their cat, otherwise he — and they — would be completely overwhelmed by hairballs! Yet, even with all of this manual grooming, Colonel Meow still sheds like his fur is going out of style – and if there was a world record title for greatest shedder, he would likely claim that title too. As his owner, Anne Marie Avey exclaims, “Literally, everything in the house has hair on it, including us. I feel like I am always vacuuming.”
Check-out Colonel Meow’s facebook page (doesn’t nearly every cat have one these days!?) in addition to his own YouTube Channel and website. He also starred in a video at the 2nd annual Internet Cat Video Festival. So, move over Grumpy Cat, as you will now have to share the internet stage!
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