‘Colonel Meow’ has earned a place in the Guinness World Records 2014 for the longest hair ever measured on a cat.
The two-year-old feline from Los Angeles has hair that measures nine inches.
He proudly displays his certificate:
Owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario say they are delighted by the world record.
“We already knew that he was the best cat in the world, but to be recognised in the Guinness World Records book takes it to the next level,” says Ms Avey.
However, owning the world’s furriest cat does have its downside.
“Literally everything in the house has hair on it,” she says, “including us! I feel like I’m always vacuuming!”
Maintenance of Colonel Meow’s epic mane can also be a herculean task, the couple say.
He needs brushing up to three times a week and it takes two people to complete the job.
Ms Avey and Mr Rosario adopted the Himalayan-Persian cross-breed from a cat rescue centre.
Colonel Meow found fame earlier this year when his owners posted footage of him on YouTube (see below) which has racked up millions of views.
Reported by SkyNews