A scruffy UK kitty named Rosie recently celebrated her 25th birthday at the pub she's called home since she was a kitten. The petite cat, who still soaks in the attention she receives in her twilight years, lives at The Swan with Two Necks pub in the village of Pendleton.
Her owner, Christine Dilworth, tells The Daily Mail: "She has always had good company and enjoyed time by the open fire and I think the real ale fumes have helped as well. She is quite frail and she has always been small, but she is a real character. She is so happy when people are around, because she has grown up in a pub. We've had other cats over the years, but Rosie is special. She's a real lady and very gentle and happy even when the children are pulling at her. Not a day goes by without anybody asking how she is and lots of people take photographs of her on their phones - I think she secretly enjoys her celebrity status."
Rosie's long life has not been without its struggles; In recent years, she survived a battle with ear cancer, and outlived her daughter, a 19-year-old cat named Maisie.
Naturally, the Dilworth clan, which also includes the couple's sons Robert, 27 and Michael, 22, can't imagine life without the senior kitty, and hope that she can hold on long enough to celebrate one more milestone with them. Says Christine, "We'll be celebrating 25 years of having the pub on August 25th - it would be great if Rosie was still with us - that would be the icing on the cake."
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