Say goodbye to Stewie, the world’s longest cat
Stewie was surrounded by family when he succumbed to a yearlong battle with cancer Monday evening at his home in Reno. He was 8.
Guinness World Records declared Stewie the record-holder in August 2010, measuring 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
Hundreds of fans flooded Stewie's Facebook site with memories and condolences Tuesday. The Maine Coon cat was a certified therapy animal that frequently visited a Reno senior center and helped promote animal welfare awareness with the Nevada Humane Society.
Maine Coons are the largest domestic breed of cats.
"Stewie was always very social and loved meeting new people," said his owner, Robin Hendrickson. "He has touched many lives, and for that I am grateful."
Critical thinking challenge: Why is it important to include the word “domestic” in this sentence: Maine Coons are the largest domestic breed of cats.
Define this word: condolences
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