World's Oldest Cat Turns 125 in Cat Years

Mischief, the world's oldest cat, just turned 27 years old. He's still very active, but has been slowing a little in the last years. His owner, Mr. Thorne, got Mischief when he was only a few months old.

He's still got two good years to go if he wants to be the oldest living cat ever though, as the current record stands at 29.


Update: He's got at least a good 98 years to go before he catches up to the world's oldest living animal, Jonathan the tortoise. If you click the link, you'll see a great picture of Jonathan from 1900, when he was already around 75.


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Hey I just stumbled on this site after looking up how old cats live. My kitty just turned 19 and I thought that was a miracle! She still looks great and walks around like a teenager :)
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I work in a vet office as well and every 3 weeks or so a very sweet old lady brings her 29 year old cat in for enemas...he's old the crapper doesn't work like it used to. He lookes pretty sad but...still alive.
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Back in 1990 or so I was in a vets office in Central Illinois and was introduced to his cat that was supposedly 30 years old. The cat was obviously old, but the fur was every bit as soft as a younger cat. I wondered if it was more of a project than a pet.
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The post here is a little misleading, but the link clears it up. If this cat (from Cornwall) makes it another 2 years, it will reach the *UK* (not world) record of 29.

If one considers Guinness to be the keeper of records on such things, this cat is not currently the world "oldest cat", nor even the current UK "oldest cat" because such a claim hasn't been officially made to them yet. That's where in the article, the Guinness guy encourages the owners to give Guinness a call. If Guinness accepts the claim, it sounds like it would be the current UK senior cat.

As the link notes, Creme Puff made it to 38 and is the world record holder but was a US based feline. Mischief needs to worry about the UK record first...

I've had a couple of 19 year old cats, one of which could have been older. My current geezer will by 18 in the Spring and is doing pretty well. Indoor cats generally live a LOT longer than outdoor-only or indoor/outdoor.
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