Sunday, October 24, 2010

When Four Feet Became A World Record Feat

When Frieda Ireland gave her Maine Coon cat the long name Verismo Leonetti Reserve Red (or Leo for short) she had no idea he would grow up (literally) to measure 48 inches (from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail) and earn the title of the world's longest cat in 2006. Guinness compares Verismo Leonetti Reserve Red to the same size as an 8 year old child and his paw just fits into a size 2 child's shoe. Apparently there's something in the water in Chicago! Leo held the Guinness World Records title for 4 years until....
another Maine Coon owner, Robin Hendrickson finally decided to measure her 5 year old cat, Stewie, after hearing "Wow! What a long cat!" from neighbors and friends. When the measuring stick stopped at 48.5 inches long she was sure Stewie had a chance to be the longest cat in the world and she was right. As of October  2010 Stewie holds the title as the world's longest cat in the Guinness World Records and he hopes to hold onto this title for a long, long, long time!

It might be a bit of a stretch to think that Buster could beat the competition because he'd need to measured in length, not width, poor thing! Maybe I should look for a CATegory that suits Buster purrfectly such as  "Longest Yawn" or "Longest Stare" or "Longest Sleep Cycle" instead! Do you think he could become famous for any of these CATegories?
Do you think your cat has the chops to become a Guinness World Record holder? What world record fits your cats purrsonality?


  1. Well, growing up I had a Maine Coone mix named Bogart. He was one big cat! I don't know if he would be a Guiness entry or not, but we had to turn him into a indoor cat after the neighbors complained he was sharpening his claws on the their horses legs!


  2. Those are some big cats! I would hate to run into them in a dark alley!

  3. I would like to enter for the "World's Pestiest Cat"!
    XX The Baby

  4. My brother Ivan (R.I.P.) was a Maine Coon but he sure wasn't that big!

  5. Wow, those are some big cats! I thought the first one was a Golden Retriever until I clicked on the link for your blog and saw the picture closer up!

    Elyse and Riley

  6. These cats are huge! We once had a Maine Coon but she was no near this size...LOL

  7. Awww lovely Buster!!! Bless his little furry sweet face!! He should be in the Guinness Book of Records for utter cuteness!!

    Leo and Stewie are incredible aren't they?!?! Beautiful kitties! Awwww!

    Er.. Charlie will be for fussiest eater on this planet I think! LOL! Take care

  8. Those are some big kitties and all very pretty! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  9. Huge...really huge! My Mama said I should hold the record for the Cheekiest cat. purrr....meow!

  10. WOW! Those are some BIG cats!!! Thanks for visiting us. It's good to meet new furiends. We will drop by from time to time to say hi & see what's up.

  11. Yep we posted about that kid the other day. Crazy
    Benny & Lily

  12. My human auntie has one of those giant kittehs! She says he is a wonderful chap. Looks a bit intimidating to me.


  13. Defiantly a stretch to be sure!! LOL!

  14. Wow those are some freaky cats!!! Thats just creepy!

  15. Our big brother Floyd was super long - we think he was part Maine Coon too. The rest of us are just normal size - and pretty much normal everything else too!

  16. Those are some long kitties! My Phoebe might hold a record for loudest mouth :)

  17. we might win for shorest kitties here. from head to butt we tend ta be short. especially rocky and velvet.


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