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Colonel Meow, feline internet celebrity, sets cat-hair world record

Colonel Meow: The Himalayan-Persian mix will be added to the 2014 edition of the Guinness World Records book, due out Sept. 12.

By Associated Press / August 30, 2013


LOS ANGELES

Colonel Meow has 9-inch (23-centimeter) hair.

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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.

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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 (4.5-kilogram) 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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