Saturday, October 8, 2016
A tabby called Nutmeg is thought to be the world’s oldest cat. He turned up on his owners’ doorstep as a stray 26 years ago, where they took him to the vets to treat an infected abscess on his neck. The vets determined that he was at least 5 years old. His owners, Liz and Ian Finlay said: “We celebrate his birthday in March every year, because that’s the month we found him in 1990.” In order to qualify for the Guinness Records, owners have to be able to verify their cats’ ages with documentation which may prove impossible considering Nutmeg was a stray.
However, it can be verified that Nutmeg was a fully matured adult (18 months old) when he was found, making him at least 28 years old- enough to claim the title of the worlds oldest cat.
Oh, and his secret to longevity? A Sunday roast with his owners every week.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 8:29 AM