Meet Rubble, the «oldest cat in the world!» Rubble is a 30-year-old British kitten who lives in Exeter, England. Its owner, Michele Foster, received the ginger and white cat when it was a small kitten as a 20th birthday gift for herself in May 1988.
What a gift it was! The cat has been a wonderful companion for Michele all these years and she says he is very loving and loyal. She attributes her long life to a lot of love and care, «like a child.»
Overall, the cat has been relatively healthy, but has high blood pressure. He is medically cared for by Dr. Shawn Moore of City Vets, who makes sure he is stable and healthy.
«Rubble is very likely to be the oldest cat in the UK and is still as strong as ever. He takes medication for his blood pressure, but other than that, he is in very good health. «Said Dr. Moore.
When Michele was asked if she would enter the Guinness World Records, she replied:
«He still has a lot of life left, but I don’t think we’re going to go down the Guinness World Record route because I’m not sure he’d like a lot of people to come see him or make any noise with him.
He is old now and would not like too much attention or to be harassed. We would prefer that he be allowed to live his old age in peace. »
The name of the oldest former Guinness World Record holder was Cream Puff. Cream Puff lived 38 years and 3 days.
Of course, no one can predict how long the adorable Rubble will live, but we know that it will be spoiled by its owner until the day he crosses the bridge.
To give you an idea of how remarkable it is that the cat has survived so long, the average domestic cat lives about 15-20 years. Outdoor cats live on average from 2 to 9 years.
We wish Rubble a very happy 30th birthday all year round and hope he has many very healthy and happy days ahead!
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