Caturday felids: Mr. Peebles, world’s smallest cat, and Leo, the longest cat

Here, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, is Mr. Peebles, a hefty six-inch, 2.8 pounder who lives at a vet clinic in Illinois (I’m going to see him). His is a heartwarming story — a wormy runt saved by a good Samaritan.



The longest cat in the world is also in Illinois: the leonine Verisimo Leonetti Reserve Red. At 35 pounds, Verisimo weighs as much as 12 Mr. Peebleses.


Also: This week’s grandpa-rolls-over-in-his grave award to Lydia Guevara, granddaughter of Che, who has doffed her duds to advertise for PETA. It’s a pretty funny photo, what with the carrots and all, but I’m sure that Che, had he not been killed in Bolivia, would be steamed. I happen to be reading a biography of Che, and have just gotten to the part where, to keep silence during an attack in Cuba’s mountains, he strangled a puppy with a rope.

I’m in Boston and will continue substantive discussion next week.


  1. Stu Brown
    Posted June 20, 2009 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Mr.Peebles fits that glass perfectly as if it were made for him. The way it accommodates him is like a designer planned it…. Wait! Could it be that Mr.Peebles is in reality the notorious AccommoCat!, Master of Quantum Fluctuation?

  2. CharlesInCharge
    Posted June 20, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Longcat is longer.

  3. Sili
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    No, Longcat is only loooooong. That does not imply that he need be the longest.

    Suddenly I find reason to admire Che …

  4. Posted November 3, 2009 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    The first pic is just adorable. Mr. Pebbles is awesome

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