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This is precisely what your day needs: A look at Colonel Meow, the cat who currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest fur.

Colonel Meow, age two, is a Himalayan-Persian crossbreed with fur that reaches nine inches long. Meow's fantastically furry features will be part of the newest edition of the 2014 Guinness World Records book, which comes out next month.

Meow calls Los Angeles home, specifically the home he shares with owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario.

Avey admits while the cat's record-setting fur is something special indeed, it's also kind of a pain in the butt, according to info sent over by Meow's representation. “Literally everything in the house has hair on it, including us! I feel like I’m always vacuuming!” says Avey.

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A few facts about Colonel Meow's beauty and maintenance regimen: He is brushed two to three times weekly by Avey and Rosario together, and he uses no products—just water and brushes. How meow-velous!

Lest there be any doubt about the verification of Meow's mighty mane:

Colonel Meow’s fur measurements were taken by three independent veterinarians, recording an average length based on 10 hairs. The evidence was then sent through to Guinness World Records to verify the new record.