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?