Do you dread those brushing sessions?
Are you amazed by the amount of cat fur that you find on your furniture and clothes?
Well, meet Colonel Meow. He now holds the world record for being the cat with the longest locks, totaling an incredible 9 inches in length! He’ll appear in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, which is slated for release on September 12, 2013.
To confirm the kitty’s world record status, three separate veterinarians were tasked with measuring a total of ten fur samples from Colonel Meow.
Colonel Meow is actually fairly well known on the web, where his pouty expression and bossy persona have earned him an incredible following on Facebook, with nearly 180,000 fans, and Instagram, where he has more than 70,000 followers.
Colonel Meow isn’t a prim show cat. He comes from very humble roots, as his owners, Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario, say he’s actually a rescue, who was adopted from a rescue organization specializing in Himalayans and Persian cats.
For the record, his owners brush Colonel Meow’s long locks about three times per week and — no surprise here — it’s a two-person task.