Cats are amazing creatures! Every moment of our life together, they amaze us with their grace, beauty and … all kinds of “talents”. Yes, every cat is truly talented: who else knows how to sleep in such incredible poses, so touchingly murmur, so touching to ask for food, so presumptuous to occupy the maximum space in our bed … continue for yourself! But seriously, in history, there are seals who own the most real, officially registered records.
The loudest purr. This record is 67.8 decibels – about the same as a washing machine. The result belongs to the cat Merlin from the city of Torquay, UK, and was set on April 2, 2015. The “coach” of the record holder, that is, the mistress of the planet’s loudest cat, Tracy Westwood.
The longest cat, that is a cat. His name was Stuart Gilligan or just Stewie. He lived in the USA with his mistress Robin Hendrickson in the USA – he lived and did not grieve until August 28, 2010, it turned out that Stewie is the longest cat in the world. Its length from the tassels on the ears to the tip of the tail was 123 centimeters. Almost a meter and a half, for a minute. Of course, it was Maine Coon, and who else? Stewie went to the rainbow in 2013.
Long-lived cats. They say a cat has nine lives. But there are separate phenomena in this world that manage to live for a long, long time, even during one cat’s life. And Lucy is recognized as the longest-living cat on Earth, whose record was entered in the Guinness Book of Records in 2011. At that time, Lucy was 39 years old!
The Silver Medal at the World Longevity Feline Championship is rightfully owned by Crim Puff from Austin, Texas, USA. Her master, Jake Perry, knew exactly the date of birth and the date of his pet’s departure: August 3, 1967 – August 6, 2005. Thus, Puff Puff lived for 38 years and 3 days! By the way, this wonderful cat owner also had another record cat – Sphinx Granpa Rex Allen, who lived 34 years and 2 months (1964 – 1998).
The shortest cat in the world is called … What do you think? Of course, her name is Liliput. She lives in Napa, California, USA, along with Kristel Yong. Liliput has a height of 13.34 cm from floor to shoulders, and this record was recorded on October 19, 2013. Where does the cat have a record growth? Yes, everything is simple: she is Munchkin, and this breed, as you know, is distinguished by short paws.
The longest cat jump is 182.88 cm, just an Olympic record! This result was achieved by Alley Cat, owned by Samantha Martin, Austin, Texas, USA. In the photo, you see how everything happened on October 27, 2013.
The longest coat. 25.86 cm, and not a millimeter less! The owner of the long-haired cat is Sophie Smith and she is from Oceanside, California, USA. The record date is November 9, 2013, but the name of the record holder is unknown.
But the whole world knows the name of the previous owner of this title. Yes, this is Colonel Meow, of course, who does not know Colonel Meow! The length of his coat was 22.89 cm. A wonderful cat in all respects left for the rainbow on January 29, 2014.
The smallest cat. It was a kitten of the breed Persian colorpoint (Himalayan). Tinker Toy’s height was 7 cm, length – 18 cm, and weight – only 816 grams. Himalayan cats are not considered miniature, so the tiny size is probably due to a genetic defect in the animal. Tinker Toy belonged to Katrina and Scott Forbes from Taylorville, Illinois, USA. She was born on December 25, 1990, is the smallest among six kittens of the litter, and died in November 1997 at the age of six.
Among the seals living today, the honorary title of the smallest in the world rightfully belongs to Mr. Peebles. The cat lives in the USA and weighs 1.41 kg, is 15.49 cm tall, and has a tail length of about 49 cm. This is how Mr. Peebles looked like a kitten.
This, of course, is far from all cat records. For example, there is a cat with the mustache in the world, the most expensive cat in the world (it belongs to the breed Californian speckled, or shining ), the richest cat in the world, and so on. However, regardless of whether our cats are owners of records or high-profile titles, we love them very much. Just because they are, right?