Thursday, March 14, 2013

27-Year-Old Kitty Named Wadsworth Could Be World's Oldest Living Cat


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Ann Munday and Wadsworth

In January, an orange moggy named Margaret celebrated the big 2-5, and now another cat from across the pond is beating the odds by purring to see his 27th birthday.

Bedford, UK resident Ann Munday adopted Wadsworth in 1986 when he was just 4-weeks-old. She described him as a runt of the litter, who was sickly, and had to be nursed back to health. Waddy, as he is affectionately known, has been an excellent companion to Ann over the years, especially after the death of her husband thirteen years ago.

Munday admits that the elderly cat has had his ups and downs, but tells Metro, "Now he is like a little old man and mainly sleeps and eats. He has some ailments but he still gets up on my bed and the table."

According to Guinness World Records, the oldest living cat is 23-year-old Pinky from Kansas, but it's possible that at 27, Wadsworth has claimed the title. He has been treated at the same veterinary clinic since he was a kitten, and they have the records to verify his age.

I think it's interesting that out of all of the "World's Oldest Cat" stories I've covered, all have come from the UK! What are they putting in the water over there??

Via Metro / BBC News / Facebook (Times & Citizen) 

Previously:
Britain's Oldest Cat, Margaret, Prepares To Celebrate Her 25th Birthday
Oldest Working Pub Cat? At 25, Rosie Still Enjoys "Ale Fumes" and Attention
At 29, Charlie Is The World's Oldest Cat


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19 comments:

enigmachine said...

Wow. That cat looks in better shape than most half his age. Well done, Wadsworth.

Deb said...

Our Ed might be a close runner-up at 25 this May. This fella looks a lot better than Ed, though.

MArilia said...

♥♥♥

Catsparella said...

@Deb Wow, that's great! I'd love to hear Ed's story! Email me at catsparella@gmail.com if you'd like to share!

katsrus said...

That is amazing. Beautiful kitty. His owner looks so happy holding him.
Sue b

Jocelyn C. said...

Cute kitty with the milk mustache! ;)

Dylann Andre said...

This is one amazing cat. Now, what's really in UK that cats live so long?

Anonymous said...

MEOW POWER to you Wadsworth. More power to you.
God Bless you and your Mommy =(^.^)=

Anonymous said...

It's what they are NOT putting in the water, fluoride.

Anonymous said...

Do they make them get all the same shots?

blackkittylover said...

What kind of cat food do they eat? I really want to know! I've had so many young cats die of cancer lately and I really believe that it's the cat food or the lining of the cat food cans!

Anonymous said...

blackkittylover, our veterinarian told me that it's not the food, it's an additive in the rabies vaccine that is causing the cancers and killing young cats.

ichastaK said...

That's great! I'm in Canada and had a cat live to be 21. Fed her "regular" cat food, and only got her first shots. She was an indoor/outdoor cat, free-feeding, and was very healthy!

Anonymous said...

we lost a cat about 4 years ago had he lived another 3 months he would have been 23- i believe that many foods and shots today are causing animals to die sooner. when i was young we fed our animals table scraps, they never got shots lived mostly outside and always lived to be over 20 now it is rare to have one live that long. waddy is a great looking cat!

Anonymous said...

I've heard people say that they only get the kitties the first shots and not year after year!

Anonymous said...

my Miss Amanda is 30yrs old, born in my home!!!
female tabby sweet as ever!!!!!!!

Catsparella said...

@Anon 30?!?! Wow! I'd love to hear more about Miss Amanda! Please email me at catsparella@gmail.com!

Cindy in Toledo Ohio said...

I lost my beautiful Mechant Mae a few years ago and she was 25 and lived in the USA not England. I found her on the street when I was a freshman in college and that little girl moved with me wherever I went. She even walked on a leash, so when my friends and I went tent camping she was happy to come along. That girl did everything with me. She was my first pet, of a long run of many, and I dearly miss her. My current brood includes a little guy who just turned 20 and the twins who just turned 19.

penelope said...

I hope and pray that my cat and I will celebrate her 27th birthday too.

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