Meet Colonel Meow, the new Guinness World Record holder for cat with the longest fur. His strands average nine inches long, his hair gets everywhere and has to be brushed up to three times a week, a process that takes two people, but according to his owner, Anne Marie Avey, it’s worth it. “We already knew that he was the best cat in the world, but to be recognized in the Guinness World Records book takes it to the next level,” said Avey.
The Himalayan-Persian mix was found at a Seattle kill shelter by the Seattle Persian and Himalayan Rescue. He was adopted at a Petco adoption event and now lives in Los Angeles with Avey and Eric Rosario. Colonel Meow is also an internet sensation—He has his own website, Facebook page and YouTube channel, which has racked up more than two million views, which may be where Guinness found him. To verify his win, his fur measurements were taken by three independent vets, recording an average length based on 10 hairs. The evidence was then sent through to Guinness World Records to verify the new record.