The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that a local cat now holds a world record title. Stewie (not pictured above), a 5-year-old Maine Coon cat, was measured at 48.5 inches (4.04 feet) and is now officially the Guinness World Records longest cat. The previous longest cat was also a Maine Coon who measured only 48 inches according to the Associated Press. The official measurement is from nose tip to tailbone tip.
Robin Hendrickson, Stewie’s owner, was told constantly how long he was so she decided to contact the Guinness WR to officially measure him. Hendrickson was sent the GWR official title certificate of World’s Longest Cat in early October. But this was Stewie’s second time running for the longest cat title. He was measured two years ago but only came in a mere 47 inches and another cat measured longer. Hendrickson said Stewie was still growing then and re-measured him in August of this year where he clocked the winning length.
Maine Coons are large, gregarious cats (picture above) known for their long fluffy coats and tails, large hairy feet and distinctive ear tufts. Maine Coon males can weigh between 15-25 pounds and females between 10-15 according to Wikipedia. These friendly cats are known for their talkative nature and are one of the most popular breeds in the world.
Stewie and his long physique will be on display at the Reno, Nevada Silver Cats cat show October 29-31.