A furry feline has set a new record for the longest fur on a cat, Guinness World Records announced in a web post this week.
Sophie Smith, a 2-year-old cat from California, has surpassed the late Colonel Meow‘s old record by more than an inch. Her tail fur is 25.68 centimeters (10.11 inches) at its longest point.
— Guinness World Records 2021 Out Now (@GWR) August 7, 2014
Sophie’s mew-teoric rise to fame came from humble beginnings. Her owner Jami Smith told Guinness World Records that she was out for a walk one day when some men pulled up with a truck, held out a paper bag and asked if she wanted a kitten.
“I walked over, took the bag, opened it up and sure enough there was a tiny kitten inside the bag crying,” she said.
Internet users celebrating World Cat Day today, Aug. 8, should find this story particularly a-mewsing.