Reno's Stewie the Cat Certified Longest Ever

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Reno feline that was named the longest living domestic cat while he was alive has claimed another record after his death.

Owner Robin Hendrickson tells the Reno Gazette-Journal the Guinness Book of World Records has certified Stewie was the longest domestic cat ever.

Stewie was a Maine Coon cat that measured 48.5 inches long from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail in August 2010. Hendrickson adopted him as a kitten in 2005, and he died Feb. 4 after a battle with cancer.

Stewie served as a therapy cat that often visited a Reno senior center.