xeni — 2014-06-12T14:40:41-04:00 — #1
medievalist — 2014-06-12T16:36:10-04:00 — #2
Interesting. The late Gene Verden had a Siamese cat that claimed to be 28 years old. It looked just as raggedy as Poppy does.
lurkinggrue — 2014-06-12T17:51:21-04:00 — #3
My family had a cat that lived to 22 and he was an outdoor cat.
medievalist — 2014-06-12T17:54:21-04:00 — #4
That was one tough cat! Outdoors they supposedly average around five years. I've never seen one make it past 16 or 17 living outdoors.
crenquis — 2014-06-12T18:09:18-04:00 — #5
Ya, I suspect that there are many unverified ones that made it past 24.
I have known many cats that have made it to ~22 (however, most of them started with estimated ages because they were strays).
professor59 — 2014-06-12T18:49:53-04:00 — #6
No way is that the world's oldest cat. Ask any vet and you'll see older. One of my friends claimed a 30-year-old, and still has several over 20.
kimmo — 2014-06-13T08:44:56-04:00 — #7
AFAIK the all-time record holder was a Scottish cat called Towser. She was a mouser at a distillery, and lived to the age of 34.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenturret_distillery#Towser_the_Mouser (automatic embedding breaks chapter links)
Actually, I knew that from the 1989 Guinness BoR, and it turns out Creme Puff of Texas died at the age of 38 in 2005.
eastendlass — 2014-06-13T09:02:23-04:00 — #8
My cat was 22 and an outdoor cat. She'd have died far earlier out of boredom if I'd kept her indoors! She was still catching rats after jumping over a 6ft fence til the week before she died!
retepslluerb — 2014-06-13T10:28:25-04:00 — #9
One of mine got nearly that old and it certainly wasn't a stray.
bobtato — 2014-06-13T10:40:33-04:00 — #10
My parents' cat is 21 (pretty old for a fancy-type cat), and he has trouble with his back legs too. It's so sad to see him tottering around like a bag of dry sticks, when it wasn't that long ago he was jumping on top of doors.
thekaz — 2014-06-13T10:55:10-04:00 — #11
Well, technically, neither of these statements disproves that this cat was, at the time, the oldest living cat...
xeni — 2014-06-17T14:40:45-04:00 — #12
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