This cute tabby kittie, who is a contender to be the world’s oldest cat, has just celebrated his 31st birthday (that’s an equivalent of 141 in human years). He showed up at the doorstep of these people 26 years ago. ”He rules the house and he’s absolutely gorgeous,”.
Loving owners Liz and Ian Finlay took the cat in their home back in 1990 as a stray who befriended their own cat named Spice. When they brought the kittie to their local Cats Protection to treat Nutmeg’s abscess on the neck, they told the new owners the cat was at least 5 years old. This would make Nutmeg the oldest cat in the world, but to qualify for Guinness Records, the owners have to show the documents that prove his age – and that’s quite tricky, but they are working on it.
Last year Nutmeg suffered from a very serious stroke, but now he is up and getting stronger, making those around wonder how many lives this cat has. “He is not our cat, we are his humans and he never lets us forget that. Maybe that is the secret to his long and happy life.”
Nutmeg, unofficially the world’s oldest cat, has just celebrated his 31st birthday (141 in human years)
The vet told the cat was at least 5 years old