In my book, a 4 foot long cat is called a tiger, but according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s longest feline hails from Reno, Nevada and measures 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to his tailbone. 5-year-old Stewie, a Maine coon owned by Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness, is the new Guinness World Record holder for the world’s longest cat and looks quite proud. Maybe there is something in the water because they don’t make cats like that out here the East Coast. But I digress.
Having a 4 foot cat could come in handy. Stewie could act as a scarf in the cold winter months, scoot along furniture to dust it off, and if you walk him him the park, he could act as a chick-magnet for a guy in need of a little attention. I mean, who wouldn’t gawk at the world’s longest cat?
Although a bit longer than your average cat, Maine coons are known as “gentle giants” in the cat world and were first recognized as a breed in the 1860′s. Males can weigh around 20 pounds and not be considered overweight. Stewie’s owners decided to enter him in the running for the world’s longest cat after numerous people were amazed by his length.
I still think he’s part tiger or lion.