World Record For The Oldest Living Cat Announced

An elderly feline from Sisters, Oregon was just named The World’s Oldest Living Cat by the folks at the Guinness Book Of World Records. The average cat life expectancy is 15 years, Corduroy just turned 26!

Last week we told you about a 110 year-old lady that says she lived so long in good health because she drank three cans Miller High Life beer a day.   Well, I’m guessing this old cat named Corduroy must be getting crazy three times a day with whatever is the equivalent of Miller High Life catnip.

Sadly it was not Miller High Life or Meow Mix fueled benders that led to his longevity.  Corduroy’s owner Ashley Reed says that she got cat when he was a kitten and she was just seven years old. (Imagine still having your childhood pet as an adult.)  She thinks it was just a healthy cat lifestyle that led him to live so long;

“The secret has been allowing him to be a cat — hunting and getting plenty of love! Growing up on 160 acres in Oregon, I allowed Corduroy to roam the ranch freely, so he always gets lots of exercise.”

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Corduroy was previously named the oldest cat in 2014, but he has got a lot of competition in the aging cat game; a cat named Tiffany Two took the crown of oldest at the age of 27 years, two months and 20 days. Now Corduroy has the title again after Tiffany died. Yay for Corduroy… or was it murder?

The oldest cat on record that ever lived was Crème Puff of Austin, Texas who reportedly lived to the ripe old age of 38 and died back in 2005. Oh the things that that cat must have seen in all his days; from the advent of cat Polaroid’s to cat videos to cat memes. How long do you think old Corduroy will live?

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Source: CNN