“Cats were worshiped as gods in ancient times; they have not forgotten this.” Terry Pratchett’s
The 2023 Guinness Book of World Records has a new entry for the cat that is the tallest one that is still alive.
Meet Fenrir Antares Powers, a 2-year-old Savannah cat who stood 18.83 inches tall on January 29, 2021.
Fenrir’s record was just announced for the 2023 edition of the Guinness World Records.
Savannah cats are a hybrid of domesticated cats and large-eared wild African cats.
It’s no surprise that they’re enormous!
Dr. Will Powers, a Michigan physician and HIV expert, adopted Fenrir when he was just 12 weeks old.
Powers was not surprised by Fenrir’s stature.
This is due to the fact that four of Power’s cats have set a Guinness World Record.
Power’s other cats who possess Guinness World Records include:
Altair Cygnus Powers holds the Guinness World Record for the longest tail on a live domestic cat. His tail is now 16.07 inches long.
Altair’s silver Maine Coon brother, Cygnus Regulus Powers, held the record for the longest tail on a live domestic cat. Cygnus was tragically killed in a home fire in 2017.
Powers of Arcturus Aldebaran— A Savannah cat, Arcturus Aldebaran Powers, is the Guinness World Records holder for the tallest cat ever. Arcturus was formerly known as the tallest living domestic cat. He perished in the same fire as Cygnus in 2017.
He treats his cats, according to the doctor, and he adores them. He would offer them anything they desired or needed.
His father even joked about reincarnating as one of his son’s pets.
Imagine the anguish Powers had when he lost his cherished creatures.
Powers recounted the harrowing incident. He awoke one night to find his home on fire.
He dialed 9-1-1 and looked for his animals while waiting.
“I was in a smoke-filled chamber where I couldn’t see anything.” I looked everywhere for them. I passed out and fell on the ground. When I awoke, I understood I was going to die if I didn’t get out. I unlocked every window and door I could locate in order to provide them with escape routes. I was pulled out of there by EMS. “The home burned down to the ground,” Powers said in an interview with Guinness.
Cygnus Regulus and Arcturus Aldebaran perished in the fire.
Powers struggled with depression.
He gradually accepted the loss of his pet kitties and returned to work.
He slowly came to realize that his life was missing something without cats, so he started getting them again.
It was not simple. Powers was angry at first because he missed his old cats, but with love and attention, he quickly learned to open his heart again.
Powers got a phone call from the breeders a year after the tragedy to tell him that Cygnus Regulus’s brother or sister had been born.
It took some time for Powers to take him. He was worried at first that the cat might look like his sibling and bring back his old pain.
He, too, has a long tail, but he’s not the same as his brother.
Dr. Powers discovered happiness again today. Dad is a proud cat that can’t get enough of his lovely family.
Powers knows that there are a lot of cats that need help, so he works hard to raise money for the charity he runs.
The kind doctor is also the president of a cat shelter.
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