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

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

Credit: Facebook.com/colonelmeowinthecity

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.

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by The Associated Press

Photos from Facebook.com/colonelmeowinthecity

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 29 at 11:09 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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