Friday, October 29, 2010

At 29, Charlie Is The World's Oldest Cat

We recently met the world's longest cat, and now here comes the world's oldest!

Charlie the cat is poised to set a new record for his staggering age of 29. That's nearly 133 in cat years! Charlie's owner, Sina Graham, has had him since he was a six-week-old kitten, and can't imagine her life without him. 

The Scottish Sun reports:

"Charlie went with Sina to cover Nelson Mandela's release in South Africa in 1990 and accompanied her to Kuwait for the first Gulf War and to the Lebanon-Israeli conflict. Charlie - who discovered his taste for tea after stealing some left on a kitchen counter - was even on Air Force One during Bill Clinton's presidency." 

The previous record holder, a 23-year-old cat named Hestia, died in August.
Read more about Charlie's amazing life here.



Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Wow!!! 29????!!! That cat looks great and that is completely amazing!!
I used to always tell my Bobo that he had to "stay with his mama til he was 24"....sadly...he made it to age 18.....what a lucky woman she is!

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