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Colonel Meow wins Guiness world record for cat with the longest fur

Posted by: Laura Varley  Date: 31/08/2013   Category: Latest News

A very fluffy cat will be featured in the latest Guinness World Records book, as Colonel Meow has been awarded the title of: ‘Cat with the longest fur’.

According to a press release from guinnessworldrecords.com, the fur of the Himalayan-Persian cross-breed is nine inches long (22.87cm). Which might mean it struggles to fit through its cat flap.

Colonel Meow is owned by Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario and lives with them in Los Angeles. However, he didn’t have the best start in life, as he was found dumped on the side of the road and then taken to a shelter. Luckily the Seattle Persian and Himalayan Rescue saved him and Ms Avey bought him from an adoption event, reports latimes.com.

Although Colonel Meow’s owners adore him, they admit that looking after all that fur is a tough job, as he needs brushing two or three times a week and the fur gets everywhere.

“Literally everything in the house has hair on it, including us. I feel like I’m always vacuuming,” Ms Avey said.

In addition to his Guinness World Records fame, the cat has also become an internet sensation, with his YouTube channel boasting over ten million views.