Cat owner Stephy Hirst from Australia always thought her kitty Omar was a big fellow – however she was still shocked when Guinness Records contacted her saying he could be the longest feline on this planet. “At first I thought ‘is this real?’,” said the Hirst. “We thought he could be (the longest cat on this planet) however we hadn’t done anything about it because he may not be fully grown yet.”
“(Omar) was tiny when we got him however then he simply began growing and was at 22 lbs one year old”. Not too long ago, Hirst decided to measure Omar and he came in around 3.93 ft weighing 30.86 lbs. Up until now, this Guinness title belonged to UK-based Maine Coon Ludo, who’s measured at around 3.88 ft.
After the kitty’s image was shared on Cats Of Instagram, Omar became well-known. However, he still keeps his daily routine, which includes waking up at 5 AM, eating kibble for breakfast, napping outside on the trampoline, and having fun with some uncooked kangaroo meat for dinner.
“He sleeps on the couch … because he takes up too much room on the mattress and he demands we cuddle and pet him all through the evening”. Hirst says her husband always needed a big cat – well, now it seems like they have one!