Fur real: Colonel Meow's 9-inch hair sets record

Fur real: Colonel Meow's 9-inch hair sets record

Credit: Anne Marie Avey

Colonel Meow's Facebook page was launched by "mom" Anne Marie Avey on Aug. 9. By Aug. 30 he had 100 fans and as of Oct. 6 the kitty had more than 34,000 fans and the number was rising by about 1,000 likes a day.

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by AP

KREM.com

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 8:37 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): This is fur real. Colonel Meow has 9-inch hair.

That's good enough to put the Himalayan-Persian mix into the 2014 edition of the Guinness World Records book, due out Sept. 12.

Owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario, of Los Angeles, say the 2-year-old cat got its name because of his epic frown and fur. It takes both of them to brush the cat's fur three times a week.

Three independent veterinarians verified the length of the colonel's hair and submitted their findings to Guinness before he won the title.

Avey says the 10-pound cat has his own website, Facebook page and YouTube channel with more than 2 million views.

Avey says there's one other thing Colonel Meow does quite well too: He sheds up a storm.
 

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