When I wrote and published last year, Mighty Little Man: My Story, His Story, Our Story, I had no idea Little Man would one day be awarded with a world record. Actually, it was Dr. Stephanie Gandy at Catisfaction Cat Clinic in Madison, Alabama, who gave me the idea to check into it. She was Little Man’s veterinarian and was there throughout his terrible ordeal back in September 2012.
Before the book was published, I gave Dr. Gandy a hardcopy of the manuscript to review. I wanted her to read it over and back me up on the medical things. When I got the manuscript back from her, I found that she had written in the margin in the section discussing this particular event, “I still can’t believe it!”
I didn’t give it much thought until just a few weeks ago when I decided to check into it.
As it turns out, very few world records are held by animals. Most of them are related to size, like the biggest or the fattest or the heaviest, and hardly any (even with people) have to do with anything accidental. When I approached the World Record Academy about what happened with Little Man, I really didn’t know if they would think his “achievement” could be classified as a world record. But they said, “Yes!”
So now, the Mighty Little Man has joined the ranks as a World Record Holder.
Actually, with everything else that was going on at the time (see the book), this was considered a very minor thing. But way cool!!
I suppose I really shouldn’t be surprised. After all, he didn’t get the name “Mighty Little Man” for no reason!
Check it out: