32 Years Young? The World’s Oldest Cat Celebrates A Milestone!
Is this the world’s oldest cat?
The World’s Oldest Cat Celebrates A Milestone!
A feline celebrating her 32nd birthday Thursday in Britain might be the world’s oldest cat.
Lila Brissett, 71, of Norwich, England, said her cat, Rosie, was born June 1, 1991. Rosie celebrated with a salmon cake prepared by a local cat cafe owner.
“She has honked half of the salmon cake already — I expect she will wake up at lunchtime and eat the rest,” Brissett told the Norwich Evening News. “There won’t be any left by lunchtime, don’t you worry.”
Brissett told the Evening News she adopted Rosie when she was only a kitten. Rosie went to the vet only twice in 32 years.
Brissett reached out to Guinness World Records about having Rosie certified as the grand dame of felines.
An English cat named Flossie is the current winner – she was was 26 years and 316 days old when she was certified in November 2022. She’s now 28.
“Rosie loves eating and sleeping and can often be found napping in the window of Lila’s home as in her later years she has become an indoor cat,” the Press reported.
Her owner told the Press:
“When I found out I could not have children I thought ‘I will get a cat’. I have had lots of animals and they all live to a ripe age. It’s about giving them lots of great love and care – and I am completely nuts which helps!”
32-Year-Old Rosie Likely World's Oldest Living Cat.https://t.co/peFA9Wjn8r— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) June 2, 2023