One Family’s Pair of Cats Breaks Two Times the World Records

A family in the Detroit, Michigan suburbs has two pretty unique cats, and the Guinness Book of World Records thinks so, too! Cygnus, a Silver Maine Coon, took the record for having the longest tail on a domestic cat–measuring in at 17.58 inches of gorgeous fluff!

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His kitteh ‘brother,’ Arcturus Aldebaran (or Arc, as he is also called), took top honors for being the tallest domestic cat on record, measuring up at a height 19.05 inches. Arc is so tall, he can stand up against counters and tables like it’s no big deal. An average cat will stand at about 12-13 inches at the shoulder. Arc is about 30 pounds and eats a pound and a half of food a day. If we were to equate his height to a human equivalent, he’d probably stand at about 10′ tall, compared to the average 5’11” man. What’s so amazing is that he was measured at 18 months, so there are still several years of growing left for him to do!

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Proud dad William Power says that they are really into their cats, and are proud that they have not one but two record holders. He calls the awards validation for his ‘cat family.’

Cygnus and Arc don’t see what all the fuss is about. They’re just two cats being fabulous… but hey, if record breaking is part of the day, they’re cool with that too!


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