Have you ever wanted to break a world record? Some people are able to do so because they practice and practice until they become the best at something.
As you likely know, some of those world records are quite unusual, but there is another way you can set a record.
The other type of record doesn’t have anything to do with practice or skill, you have to be born into it. You either have to be the smallest, largest, widest, fastest, or even the tallest. If you don’t fit into one of those categories, you are not going to make it into the book of world records.
That is where this Savannah cat comes in. Fenrir Antares Powers is the name of that feline from Michigan and he has just set a Guinness World Record for being the tallest domestic living cat.
He didn’t have to practice for it but when you see him in action, he is awesome. Not only is Fenrir a feline that is setting a record, but he also is a therapy cat for the medical practice where his human works.
In order to make a patient feel at home, he will follow them into the room and jump up on the table to say hello. While the examination is taking place, he would just be curled up on a chair and napping.
Prior to the time that Fenrir gained this world record, his brother, Arcturus was in the top spot. Incidentally, they have another feline brother named Cygnus who held the record for having the longest cat tail.
Unfortunately, a house fire took the lives of those two cats in November 2017, according to the Guinness World Records. Their human, Dr. William John Powers, said it was devastating but after some time to heal, he and his wife decided to adopt again, and they couldn’t be prouder of their cat’s title:
Dr. Powers also hopes that the records will raise awareness for the shelter that he runs in the Detroit area.
Check out the video below:
You can see more of Dr. Powers and his cats on Instagram, @starcats_detroit.Whizzco