Connected cat lovers of the world have been obsessed with long cats for years, once having their paws on a substantial chunk of the meme economy. IRL, we’ve yet to come across the 10,000-foot-tall feline that would put these digital rumors to rest, but it seems a new challenger has appeared down under.
Omar the Maine Coon isn’t a huge fan of all the attention, but he is quite huge. He weighs over 30 pounds, and owner Stephanie Hirst, of Croydon, often needs to step back a few feet to fit all of him in the picture. Omar is three times the size of an average cat and, according to Leader Community News, has been attracting the attention of millions on social media, as well as the Guinness Book of World Records.
“We thought he might be [the longest cat in the world,] but we hadn’t done anything about it because he might not be fully grown yet,” Hirst said. “[Omar] was tiny when we got him, but then he just started growing and was 10kg at one year old.”