Guinness World Records says that Flossie is the world’s oldest living cat. She is almost 27 years old, which is the same as being 120 years old in human years.
A news release says that the British brown-and-black cat’s record-setting age of 26 years and 329 days was recognized by Guinness World Records on Thursday. CNN says that even though she is blind and deaf, she is in good health.
“I knew from the start that Flossie was a special cat, but I never thought I’d share my home with a world record-holder,” said Flossie’s owner, Vicki Green. Green took Flossie into her home in August after the elderly pet was given to the UK cat welfare charity Cats Protection.
“She is very loving and funny, which is especially cute when you think about how old she is. I am so happy that Cats Protection found me such a great cat “She went on. Since 1995, when she was found as a stray kitten near Merseyside hospital in Liverpool, England, Flossie has lived in several places.
She was taken in by a worker at a hospital who lived with her for ten years until her owner died. The owner’s sister took Flossie in after the owner died. After 14 years, her second owner died. She then lived for three years with the son of her second owner before being given to volunteers from Cats Protection.
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Then people started talking about how old she was, and the journey to prove her record began. “We were shocked to see that Flossie was 27 years old on her vet records,” said Naomi Rosling, the branch coordinator for the charity, in a press release.
The release says that most cat owners prefer to adopt a much younger cat and that older cats often spend their last days in shelters. “I’ve always wanted older cats to live out their days in comfort,” said Green, who hopes that Flossie’s story will inspire other cat owners to give older pets a safe place to live.
Come Puff was the oldest cat in the world. She lived for 38 years and 3 days. On August 6, 2005, they died. Pebbles was the dog who had lived the longest. He died on October 3, five months before he would have turned 23. The current record is held by Gino Wolf, who lives in Los Angeles with his owner and has been alive for 22 years and 2 months.