When Stephy Hirst of Melbourne, Australia, picked up a kitten named Omar along with her husband, it was the usual size as the rest of its siblings.
What she did not expect is that the cat would soon become a top contender for the Guinness World Record title of World’s Longest Cat.
Hirst told the Maroondah Leader, “We were expecting a 9 kilo [19 pound] cat.”
“He got to that [length] before he was one year old, and that’s when we sort of realized that he’s not nearly done yet.”
Now that he is fully grown in size, Omar measure a total length of about 120 cm (47 inches) and weighs more than 30 pounds!
Explaining Omar’s routine, Hirst says that on a typical day, Omar gets up at 5:00 am, eats a few cups of dry cat food, relaxes around the house, and then goes outside to play.
After his play session, the kitty likes to stretch out for a nap on the trampoline before it gorges on a delicious feast of raw kangaroo meat.
Hirst said, “It’s the only meat we could find that he actually wants to eat.”
Hirst further explained that Omar is from the bed. She said, “He does take up a bit too much room… so he gets locked out of the bedroom at night.”
Hirst created an Instagram account for Omar where he became instantly popular amongst cat lovers.
One of his pictures recently got featured on the popular Cats of Instagram account and that’s when Guinness World Records requested his measurements.
Hirst told the BBC, “All of our friends want to come over and see our cat. The say ‘is that Photoshopped?’ or ‘that can’t be real’ and then they see him in the flesh.”
In order to win the title, Omar will have to beat Maine Coon named Ludo who is 118.33 cm (or 46.5 inches) long.
As of yet, there is no update from Guinness.
Source – Animal Channel