The 2014 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records is set to drop on September 12th, and will feature some brand new records — including “Longest fur on a cat.” Come on, you know you were really, really curious about which proud feline would receive that particular accolade. Or should we say… furrrious? Okay, we won’t. I’m sorry.
As a Himalayan-Persian crossbreed, two-year old Colonel Meow’s fur reaches about 9 inches long (or 22.87cm) on average. Holy crap. I’m pretty sure the minimum requirement for a Locks of Love donation is 10 inches. This means you could conceivably make a fairly okay bob-style wig for a human out of that fur you shaved from the Colonel.
L.A.-based owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario say they need to give Colonel Meow’s fur a serious brushing about 2 to 3 times a week in order to make sure it doesn’t get matted. They also have created a Colonel Meow-penned Facebook page, Twitter account, and official website. I guess that’s what you do with you pets, now — you create a social media brand from their point of view and sell T-shirts to strangers with their squishy little faces on ‘em.
In case you’re wondering how such an impossible creature even moves with that amount of fur-weight holding it down, then never fear! We have video.
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