Adopted from a Himalayan-Persian rescue shelter, Colonel Meow has landed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the cat with the longest fur.

The two year old Himalayan-Persian crossbreed cat’s fur is nine inches long, securing a place in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Owners, Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario, began posting pictures and videos of Colonel Meow online, which has since gone viral with more than 178,000 Facebook fans and 73,000 Instagram followers. His owners love to pretend that the Colonel is an actual dictator on his social media profiles while Colonel Meow, like all cats, probably thinks of himself as a real dictator of his owners.

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