- The title of oldest living cat in the world has been awarded to a London feline.
- Flossie, who is nearly 27, began her life as a wanderer.
- She was adopted by her owner, who is the same age as her.
The title of oldest living cat in the world has been awarded to a London feline.
Tabby cat Flossie is approaching her 27th birthday, making her the oldest known living cat according to Guinness World Records.
She is known to be at least 26 years and 316 days old, according to Guinness World Records.
Living her golden years in a south London suburb, Flossie is described as still cheerful and healthy, as well as being deaf and partially blind.
Starting life as a stray, Flossie has spent most of her many years with a loving family and outlived two previous owners, but was recently placed in the care of the charity Cats Protection after her last owner died. was unable to provide him with adequate care.
Being an elderly lady, volunteers at the shelter thought she might not find a new home as older cats are often overlooked for kittens.
But then Flossie met 27-year-old Vicki Green, who took the four-legged senior with her.
She told Guinness World Records: “She was noisy the first few nights because she couldn’t see in the dark and was a little confused in her new surroundings, but she sleeps through the night now, cuddled up on the bed with me. .”
Green added: “If I’m in such good shape when I’m his age with someone doing what’s best for me when I need it most, I’ll be a very happy woman. ”
Green, who is the same age as Flossie, said she “knew from the start that Flossie was a special cat, but I never imagined that I would be sharing my home with a world record holder”.
She describes Flossie as “so loving and playful”.
Caring for a senior cat doesn’t always mean cuddles and catnip, but Green has a history of caring for older or disabled cats, which makes him a great choice.
“She sometimes misses her litter box or needs help grooming, but I can help with all of that. We’re in this together,” she said.
Naomi Rosling, Cats Protection branch coordinator who hosted Flossie, said: “We were flabbergasted when vet records showed Flossie was almost 27. She is the oldest cat I have ever met. at least 120 in human years,” she told Guinness. World record.
However, Flossie is not the oldest cat ever. That title belongs to a cat called Creme Puff, who lived in Texas until the incredible age of 38, when he died in 2005, according to Guinness World Records.