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Minions Mourn the Death of Colonel Meow
Global News ^ | January 31, 2014 | Adam Frisk

Posted on 01/31/2014 3:55:37 PM PST by nickcarraway

Colonel Meow, one of the Internet’s most famous cats and a Guinness World Records-holder, has died. He was two.

Anne Marie Avey, Meow’s owner, announced his passing on Facebook Thursday evening.

"Colonel Meow passed away yesterday evening. I will post more about the details when I’ve had a few days to grieve,” the message reads. “Thank you so much for your understanding, Minions. Your love and support has meant the world to us both.”

In 2011, Meow was rescued by the Himalayan and Persian Society in Seattle after he was abandoned on the side of a road, and later adopted by Avey.

The Colonel rose to fame after his owners posted photos of the crabby-looking feline to Facebook and Instagram, instantly gaining thousands of followers — or minions, as Meow calls them.

In 2013, Meow was inducted to the Guinness World Records for having the longest fur.

Following the announcement of Meow’s passing, cat lovers took to social media to mourn the Colonel, including Grumpy Cat, another feline Internet celebrity.


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1 posted on 01/31/2014 3:55:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; Revolting cat!
Following the announcement of Meow’s passing, cat lovers took to social media to mourn the Colonel, including Grumpy Cat, another feline Internet celebrity.

Grumpy Cat was in mourning? HOW COULD THEY TELL?


2 posted on 01/31/2014 4:01:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise
not grumpy, paws/claws are cleaned.

3 posted on 01/31/2014 4:04:00 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: nickcarraway
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4 posted on 01/31/2014 4:06:17 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, too bad. Hairball?


5 posted on 01/31/2014 4:09:46 PM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: nickcarraway

catastrophe


6 posted on 01/31/2014 4:16:29 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: a fool in paradise
@HenriLeChatNoir sent his condolences: "RIP Colonel Meow. Off to make minions out of everyone at the Rainbow Bridge and beyond…"

Henri, btw, was the first winner of the International Cat Video Festival. Check him out if you haven't done so. He's my fave.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 4:22:22 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

8 posted on 01/31/2014 4:44:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

Poor Kitty.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 4:44:21 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: nickcarraway
Colonel Meow, one of the Internet’s most famous cats and a Guinness World Records-holder, has died. He was two.

Light, or full bird? Either way- making colonel in two years is one hell of an achievement. Either that- or his command had an insane attrition rate.

10 posted on 01/31/2014 4:49:34 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: nickcarraway
Minions?


11 posted on 01/31/2014 5:35:26 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: nickcarraway

“He was two.”

More great journalism. He was picked up by the Humane Society as a full-grown cat in 2011, but he was two?!

I have an old lady going on 20. Still pretty spry despite the arthritis.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 5:39:48 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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