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10 Oldest Cats Ever!

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  • The oldest known cat, Creme Puff, lived to be 38 years and 3 days old. Its owner made her eat bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli and coffee with heavy cream every morning. Then, every other day, she gets a drop of red wine to enjoy.
  • Grandpa Cat Rex Allen, named after the owner of the longest-lived cat in history, was named a Grandmaster by the International Cat Association.
  • Some of the oldest cats survived, such as Sasha, who also lived to be 31 despite being found in a stable about to be mauled by a Jack Russell terrier, and also survived being hit by a car or kicked. .

Throughout modern history, there have been many long-lived cats. They have been a cherished family member for many years. These long-lived cats don't seem to have anything in common. They come from different backgrounds, races and all over the world. The only thing they share is a person or family who loves them and provides the best care.

In compiling this list, we took media reports of owners' stated ages for their beloved animals. The oldest cat, Creme Puff, died at the age of 38 years and 3 days . Read on to see the top 10 oldest cats ever!

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#10. Rubble – 31 years

Rubble swept across the Rainbow Bridge shortly after friends and family threw a 30th birthday party for the Maine Coon. His vet throws a party that includes free checkups and some of his favorite cat foods. Rubble lives in Exeter, Devon, England, with his owner, Michelle Foster. When he was 20, she received him as a birthday present. He lives with three other Persian cats. His owner said he got a little grumpy as he grew up.

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Rubble is a Maine Coon cat, like this Maine Coon cat resting on the green grass under a tree.

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#9. Tiger – 31 years old

Tiger was a ginger tabby that belonged to Robert Goldstein of Spring Grove, Illinois. Tigers like to sit on the roof of their owners' cars. She also only drinks water from the bathtub. Tiger's nickname was Lincoln because he was about the same color as a penny. The tiger's loyal companion is a pit bull, and the tiger will smack his head with his paws to keep him in line.

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#8. Sasha – 31 years old

There is no doubt that Sasha, who lives in Newtownabbey, Ireland, has not had an easy time. Her owner, Beth O'Neill, found her in a stable about to be mauled by a Jack Russel terrier. She took her to the vet, who estimated she was five years old. By then, Sasha already had a dent on her left side and had either been hit by a car or kicked. Beth took her home to live with her and her daughter. Beth says she lives with her, but as she continues her roaming adventures, she often disappears for days, until she's too tired to climb the fence. Then, she often lies in the garden to bask in the sun.

#7. Brave Sarah – 31 years old

Abandoned by her previous owners in 2002, brave Sarah made it across the hall to the Fords. Mrs Ford once ran over her with her car, but the vet put it back on. Sarah, an unremarkable cat, is spoiled by the Fords, who say they rarely leave the house because they fear Sarah will get into trouble. They also run the heat pump day and night at their home in Christchurch, New Zealand, as Plucky Sarah struggles to keep warm.

#6. Grandma Ward – 34 years old

The Wanna family discovers that Grandma Wad is a kitten living in front of their grandma's house. The daughter who takes care of the cat is only 3 years old. Grandma Wade lives in a house in an orchard in Thailand. She had only one litter in her life. She had four kittens, but she managed to outlive them all. At the end of her life, this Wichien Maat cat was attacked by dogs twice, which prevented her from getting around.

#5. Granpa[sic] Rexs Allen – 34 years 2 months

Grandpa Rex Allen was adopted by Jack Perry on January 16, 1970, from the Humane Society of Travis County, Texas. Later that year, he got a call from Mrs. Sulinaberg, who claimed it was her animal. Perry eventually adopted the cat, and Mrs. Sulinaberg gave him pedigree papers showing he was born on February 1, 1964. Sulinaberg said he fled because someone left the screen door open in her absence.

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The International Cat Association awarded Granpa Rexs Allen a Grandmaster, the highest award given to a domestic cat since Perry began showing him. The cat, a cross between a Sphynx and a Devon Rex, reportedly loves broccoli, which he often eats for breakfast.

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A beautiful Devon Rex cat lying on a soft blanket. Granpa Rex Allen is a Devon Rex and Sphynx cross and looks almost like this cat.

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#4. Horse – 34 years and 5 months

A female tabby named Ma was probably the luckiest animal. She lives with Alice St George Moore in Drewsteignton, UK. Mum narrowly survived being caught in a gin trap as a kitten. However, she was rescued by a classical musician and her husband who was also a musician. Accidents have created particular problems for the feline, so she lives off meat from local butchers. When asked what made their cats live longer, Mrs Moore replied it was the fresh meat and the relaxed atmosphere at home. On November 5, 1957, the horse had to be laid to rest.

Puss is the third largest cat and he is a tabby cat like this one.

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#3. Cat – 36 years 1 day

Little is known about Puss, who is reported to have been born in Devon, England, on November 28, 1903. The male tabby died on November 29, 1934, a day after his 36th birthday.

#2. Infant – 38 years old

The second largest cat ever lived was a black house cat named Baby who lived with Al Palusky and his mother Mabel in Duluth, Minnesota. He didn't leave the house in which he was born until he was 28. When Al got married, his new wife insisted on replacing the cat's claw furniture and removing the baby's claws. That was the first time the cat saw the veterinarian. The animal doesn't like children, so he hides behind furniture when they come over. Al attributes the cat's longevity to the exercise he gets every time he uses the litter box or wants to eat. His food bowl and litter box are in the basement, and he has to climb up and down 14 steps every time he needs to use them.

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The second cat baby is such a black cat lying on the sofa.

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#1. Cream Puffs – 38 years 3 days

Creme Puff is the oldest cat ever born at 38 years and 3 days old . She was born on August 3, 1967 and died on August 6, 2005. Creme Puff is owned by the owner of Granpa Rex Allen, who starts her day every morning with bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli and coffee with heavy cream. Then, every other day, she gets a drop of red wine to enjoy. Her owner is so devoted to his animals that he even built wooden stairs into the walls of his home so the cats could have a place to rest.

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break the record? Lucy – 39 years old

There was a cat named Lucy who didn't have a proper birth certificate but was arguably the oldest living cat, at an estimated age of 39. Lucy is from South Wales and was inherited by a man named Bill when his wife's godmother died in 1999. He was visited by an elderly aunt who testified that she had known the cat since it was a kitten in 1972. Lucy died in 2011, and there was debate over whether she deserved the official title. While Guinness World Records doesn't recognize Lucy as the oldest living cat, it's safe to assume she deserves an honorable mention.

There's a lot of debate about the oldest cat ever lived. Since many people do not take their cats to the veterinarian on a regular basis, Guinness World Records requests veterinary records throughout a cat's lifetime are generally not a reliable source.

Roundup of the 10 Oldest Cats Ever Lived

Some cats really live a long time! Let's go back to the oldest in history:

rank cat age
1 cream puffs 38 years and 3 days
2 baby 38 years old
3 cat 36 years and 1 day
4 Well 34 years and 5 days
5 grandpa rex allen 34 years and 2 months
6 Granny Walder 34 years old
7 brave sarah 31 years old
8 sasha 31 years old
9 tiger 31 years old
10 rubble 31 years old


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Krishna is a lifelong animal owner and advocate. She owns and operates a small farm in upstate New York where she lives with three dogs, four donkeys, a mule and a cat. She holds a BA in Agricultural Technology and has extensive experience in animal health and welfare. When not working with her own animals and tending her farm, Krishna is helping other animal owners with behavior or management issues and teaching regenerative farming practices to nearby farmers.

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