Loudest cat to appear at library

Stamford-based Your Cat magazine will be joined by Smokey, who holds the Guinness World Record for the loudest purr, and will be 'pawtographing' her new book on Saturday, May 19'Photo courtesy of Neil Hepworth/Your Cat magazine

Stamford-based Your Cat magazine will be joined by Smokey, who holds the Guinness World Record for the loudest purr, and will be 'pawtographing' her new book on Saturday, May 19'Photo courtesy of Neil Hepworth/Your Cat magazine

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THE world’s loudest cat is to appear at Long Buckby Library on Sunday.

Smokey, 12 year-old female British short-hair cat, is the Guiness World Record holder for the loudest purr, and will appear with author and Smokey’s owner Ruth Adams at the library from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Smokey’s purr has officially been recorded at 67.7 decibels – equivalent to the noise of a lawnmower. Most domestic cats purr at around 25 decibels.

The noise has been described as like a dove is stuck in her throat and can be so loud it can drown out conversation.

On the day guests can meet and hear Smokey purr, receive a free ‘pawto
graph’ and find out more about becoming a Guiness World Record holder.

There will also be an Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old quiz.

Her owner adopted Smokey from a rescue centre in 2008, and has gone on to write a book about Smokey, whose fame has spread beyond the UK.

The event at the library will also feature information on writing and publishing and dealing with international media from Mrs Adams.

There will be signed books available for purchase as well.

The event is free and suitable for all ages.

For more information on Smokey, go to www.smokeythepurringcat.com.