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Seattle cat sets record for longest fur

Colonel Meow's hair is 9 inches long.

By Vetstreet Aug 29, 2013 2:41PM

Colonel Meow's 9-inch fur has put him in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. / Guinness World RecordsThis rescued Himalayan-Persian crossbreed from Seattle will appear in the 2014 edition of Guinness World Records for having hair that measures 9 inches long.

The 2-year-old kitty is already an Internet star.

Bing: Dog with the longest ears

His Facebook and Instagram followers know that his owners like to joke that his “epic frown” makes him look like a dictator.

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

The book will be released Sept. 12.

— See photos at Today

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Photo: Colonel Meow's 9-inch fur has put him in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. / Guinness World Records

36Comments
Sep 13, 2013 3:38AM
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He looks like Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal.
Sep 12, 2013 8:09PM
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Typical, that people "wish to have him". THINK! There are already cute and brave homeless cats, millions of them. GO TO A SHELTER AND ADOPT, but only if you have a LOVING home, and are a loving person. No selfish idiots, please.
Sep 12, 2013 8:04PM
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Poor cat; s/he did not ASK for becoming the result of man-kind's stupid and many times cruel ideas of breeding.
Sep 12, 2013 5:47PM
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Makes me think of that cat treat commercial where the lady approaches her coworker & tells him that she loves his "boots." He replies, "These aren't boots. They're my cats." (They were hanging on to his pant legs waiting for their kitty treats.) I thought they were cute & furry. Imagine 2 of this guy hanging on to him!

I wouldn't care how much fur I ended up wearing-I'd still want to snuggle with him!

Sep 12, 2013 4:05PM
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Very cute.  Kind of resembles an owl. 
Aug 29, 2013 8:58PM
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