Stewie, world’s longest cat, dies

by Greg Mayer

It is my sad duty to report to you that Stewie, the Guinness-certified world’s longest cat (1.23 m, nose to tail tip; also the longest tail, 41.5 cm) has died of cancer at the age of eight. He was a therapy cat, and I’m sure will be missed by his owners and patients.

Stewie the cat.

Stewie the cat.

18 Comments

  1. Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Well it would be nice to have had a photo of Stewie in all his length as the stretch mobile of cats!

  2. Gayle
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Sad. 8 isn’t a very long life for a cat these days. :(

    • Diane G.
      Posted February 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

      Just what I was thinking. Poor Stewie, and poor Stewie’s owners.

      • Dominic
        Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:11 am | Permalink

        Diane! You KNOW people do not OWN cats! Cats sometimes see fit to adopt people. ;)

        Poor Stewie – seems like he had a productive life.

    • Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

      He was practically still a kitten….

      b&

  3. Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    To lose a beautiful cat is a hard row to hoe.

  4. Robin Brown
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    At that length and with those tufts on the ears, are we sure this isn’t a small lynx :-)

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

      He’s the next best thing to a lynx– a Maine coon cat.

      GCM

  5. Marta
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    That’s quite sad.

    But, on the good news front, Monopoly has selected the cat as its new token, retiring the iron token.

  6. gluonspring
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Speaking of cats, it seems like there should be an announcement here that the cat won as the new monopoly token.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/02/06/monopoly_token_contest_game_makers_announce_a_cat_will_replace_the_iron.html

  7. eric
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    This may inspire me to measure our cat. Must remember to get out the measuring tape, bandages, and neosporin tonight.

  8. Fastlane
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I has a sad. Stewie’s resemblance to my much smaller moggie is uncanny.

  9. still learning
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Long cat is no longer.

    (please forgive me for that comment, couldn’t resist)

  10. Paul
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Is there a correlation between the size of an animal and the rate at which it gets cancer? Very naively, a larger animal should have more cells, and more chances for the cells to mutate. All else isn’t equal, of course.


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