It’s Stewie, a Maine Coon male from Reno, Nevada. This tom is one long drink of water: he measures 48.5 inches from nose to tail tip—more than four feet! It’s a new Guinness world record, and you can see a video of the official measurement here.
But is there exploitation in his future? Already Maru has appeared in a Fresh Step cat litter commercial, and now Stewie is poised for teh dosh:
Of Stewie’s future as a potential celebrity, Hendrickson said, “First and foremost, if Stewie doesn’t want to do something, we will not make him. We hope that Stewie can bring joy to others like he has brought to us.
“He really likes people, especially kids. We hope that maybe Stewie can visit classrooms to help awareness of animal welfare. We also would hope that he continues to be the great guy he is. But it wouldn’t hurt to see his picture on a bag of cat food. Or maybe sponsorships to cat shows. I think it would be great if Stewie was known worldwide. Mostly though, I hope he makes people smile.”