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Meet the oldest cat in the world, according to the Guinness Record

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Guinness World Records, the world authority on records announced together with Cats Protection, the UK’s leading feline charity, that Flossie of Orpington, London, is the world’s oldest cat at 26 years and 316 days as confirmed on November 10. of 2022.

Flossie was given a new lease on life when the UK’s leading cat charity matched her with a loving new home after she was in their care. What her new owner didn’t know was that she was sheltering a world record holder.

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It’s a moving final chapter to the story of a cat who had previously remained in the same extended family since being taken in as a stray youth in 1995. Flossie was living in a cat colony near a Merseyside hospital, when two workers took pity on him, and each adopted a cat.

Flossie and her owner. Photo: Cats Protection / Guinness World Records.

They lived together for 10 years until the owner died and Flossie was taken in by her sister, who had her for another 14 years of happiness, until she too passed away. Flossie then lived with her son, until her situation led him to make the difficult decision to hand over the family cat to Cats Protection volunteers, who found him a new home with Vicki Green of Orpington.

Vicki, who had experience caring for older cats, said Flossie is an “amazing cat” who has adjusted well and now sleeps “curdled up in bed” with her.

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Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, said: “We were so excited to hear about the lovely Flossie and celebrate her long life – it’s not every day you come across a cat that has been around since the mid-1990s. This is the human equivalent of over 120 years, which would put her on a par with Jeanne Calment, the French supercentenarian who lived to be 122 years and 164 days and holds the record for the longest-living person in history. We are happy to see Flossie enjoying the comforts of home that she deserves from her. Congratulations to Flossie, a record holder deserving of this title.”

Flossie, the oldest cat in the world. Photo: Cats Protection / Guinness World Records.

Vicki said: “I knew all along that Flossie was a special cat, but I didn’t imagine that I would be sharing my home with a Guinness World Records title holder. He is very affectionate and playful, especially sweet when you remember how old he is.”

“She’s deaf and her eyesight fails, but none of that seems to bother her. She is complete with it, she loves affection and has a very good appetite. She never turns her nose up at the prospect of a good meal, except when she’s snuggled up in her favorite yellow blanket.”

Cats Protection Coordinator Naomi Rosling said: “We were shocked when veterinary records showed Flossie was almost 27 years old. She is the oldest cat I have ever met; at least 120 in human years. If I’m in as good shape when I’m her age, with someone to do what’s best for me when I need it most, I’ll be a very happy lady.”

Source: Eluniverso

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