Having your very best furry buddy by your side at all times is something that everyone wishes they could experience. Michele Foster is unquestionably a fortunate lady.
When she was 20 years old, she received Rubble, who is now an elder cat from Exeter, England, as a birthday present. That was back in May of 1988.
In the words of Michele, “I got him shortly before my twentieth birthday.” He was a kitten from a litter that my sister’s friend had, and I had barely left home when he appeared. I was feeling lonely while living alone, so I took him in as a kitten. It happened in May of 1988.’
This beautiful Maine Coon-type cat reached the age of 31 in May, making him the world’s oldest surviving cat as of November 2019, according to the World Cat Organization.
Both have been inseparable pals for the whole of those years and continue to remain so. Michele said that he is very devoted and affectionate, but she also mentioned that he has become a little cranky as he has grown older…
She thinks his long life is due in part to the fact that he has been lavished with affection and attention.
Rubble has been in pretty good health for the most part; nevertheless, he is now suffering from high blood pressure.
“Rubble is very possibly the oldest cat in the United Kingdom, and he is still going strong,” says Dr. Shawn Moore of City Vets, who takes great care of his health. Although he is taking medicine to control his blood pressure, he is otherwise in remarkable excellent condition,” said the doctor.
The Guinness Book of World Records has not yet verified that he is the world’s oldest cat, despite his owner’s claim for him to be the world’s oldest cat. “He still has a lot of life left in him,” Michele continues, “but I don’t believe we’ll go down the Guinness World Record path because I’m not sure he’d like a lot of people coming to visit him or a big deal being made about him.”
He is now in his golden years and would like not to be bothered or harassed. We would prefer if he were just allowed to live out his last years in peace.”
The typical lifespan of a house cat is about 15-20 years, whereas the average lifespan of an outdoor cat is just 2-9 years, according to statistics.
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