The Guinness Book of World Records may be up to some truly weird things lately but it’s finally giving out the superlatives that we TRULY care about— ones for cats! (Of course, it was about cats, because, duh, the Internet.) The 2018 version of The Guinness Book of World Records has crowned the world’s tallest cat and longest tail on a cat, but what makes this truly exceptional is that the cats are both roommates.
The two record-breaking cats are Cygnus Regulus Powers and Arcturus Aldebaran Powers. (Suggestion: one more record for this record-breaking feline family- world’s fanciest cat names.) Cygnus is a silver Maine Coon cat who holds the title for Longest tail on domestic cat (living). His tail is 17.5 inches long and is longer than his body. Arcturus is a Savannah cat that holds the record for Tallest domestic cat and comes in at 20 inches tall. He’s tall enough to stand at the table to eat, and even crazier, at 2 years old, he’s still growing!
While we are pretty sure that Arcturus is some sort of small cheetah that has escaped from the zoo and learned contouring to disguise himself, his owners, Laura and Will Powers, seem pretty convinced he’s a cat. In addition to being parents to Arcturus and Cygnus, the Ferndale, Michigan couple also runs the Ferndale Cat Shelter. After noticing how their cats seemed extraordinary in terms of size and tail length, they applied for the Guinness Records in hopes it would bring attention to their shelter and it has. Thanks to their owners, Artcurus and Cygnus are now able to use their record-breaking attributes for good. Visitors to the couple’s shelter are able to take selfies with the exceptional cats for a donation; the money going to help provide food and shelter to cats abandoned in the surrounding Detroit area.We’ve been following these record-breaking fur-anthropic felines on their Instagram account, which they share with their non-record breaking cat sibling, Sirius Altair, natch. Well, Sirius hasn’t broken any records yet— let’s get this cat a skateboard and see if we can change that!
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