Throughout modern history, there have been many cats that have lived for many years. They were beloved family members that their families have loved over the years. In compiling this list, we took the owner’s word from the media about the age of their beloved animal.
No. 10. Oldest cat in history: rubble – 31 years old
The stone crossed the rainbow bridge shortly after friends and family threw a Maine Coon 30th birthday party. His vet threw a party that included a free check-up and some of his favorite cat foods. Rubble lived in Exeter, Devon, England with his owner Michelle Foster. She gave it as a birthday present when he was 20 years old. He lived with three other cats who were Persians. Its owner said he got a little grumpy as he got older.
No. 9. Oldest cat in history: Tiger – 31 years old
Tiger is a ginger tabby cat that belonged to Robert Goldstein of Spring Grove, Illinois. Tabby loved to sit on the roof of his master’s car. She also drank water only from the bath. The Tiger’s nickname was Lincoln because it was roughly the same color as a penny. The Tiger’s constant companion was a pit bull, whom the Tiger spanked on the head with his paw to keep him in check.
No. 8. The oldest cat in history: Sasha – 31 years old
There is no doubt that Sasha, who lived in Newtownabby, Ireland, had a difficult life. Its owner, Beth O’Neill, found her in the stable, which the terrier Jack Russell was about to tear to pieces. She took her to the vet, who estimated her age at five years. By that time, Sasha already had a dent on her left side, where she was either hit by a car or kicked. Beth took her home to live with her and her daughter. Beth says that she lived with her, but often disappeared for several days when she went on wandering adventures, until she was too tired to climb the fence. Then she often lay in the garden, sunbathing.
No. 7. Oldest cat: brave Sarah – 31 years old
The brave Sarah was abandoned by her previous owners in 2002, but she moved across the hall to live with the Fords. Mrs. Ford once ran into her in a car, but the vet put the cat back together again. Sarah, a nondescript cat, has been spoiled by the Fords, who say they rarely leave the house because they fear Sarah will get into trouble. They also used a heat pump all day and night at their home in Christchurch, New Zealand because Plaki Sara found it difficult to keep warm.
No. 6. Oldest cat in history: Grandma Wad – 34
The Bath family found Grandmother Wad as a kitten, living in front of her grandmother’s house. The daughter who took care of the cat was only 3 years old. Grandma Wad lived in a house in an orchard in Thailand. In her entire life, she gave birth to only one litter. She gave birth to four kittens, but managed to outlive them all. Towards the end of its life, the Wichien Maat cat was attacked twice by dogs, which caused it to have problems with movement.
No. 5. Oldest cat in history: grandma[sic] Rex Allen – 34 years 2 months
Granpa Rex Allen was adopted by Jake Perry of Travis County, Texas Animal Welfare Society on January 16, 1970. Later that year, Madame Sulinaberg called him and said it was her cat. In the end, Perry left the cat and Madame Sulinaberg gave him documents proving that he was born on February 1, 1964. Sulinaberg says the cat escaped because someone left the net open when she was not there.
The International Cat Association made Granpa Rex Allen a Grandmaster – the highest honor a domestic cat has received since Perry began showing him. This cat, a cross between Sphynxes and Devon Rexes, reportedly loved broccoli, which he often ate for breakfast.
No. 4. Oldest cat: Mom – 34 years 5 months
A tabby cat named Ma was perhaps the luckiest cat in the world. She lived with Alice St. George Moore of Drysteinton, England. Ma fell into a gin trap when she was a kitten and barely survived the accident. However, she was rescued by a classical musician and her husband, who was also a musician. The accident caused the cat special problems, so she ate the meat of the local butcher. When asked what they contributed to their cat’s longevity, Mrs. Moore responded with fresh meat and a relaxed atmosphere in their home. Ma had to be put to sleep on November 5, 1957.
Number 3. Oldest cat in history: Cat – 36 years 1 day
Little is known about Poussa, who was reportedly born on November 28, 1903 in Devon, England. This tabby cat passed away on November 29, 1934, a day after his 36th birthday.
# 2. Oldest cat in history: baby – 38 years old
The second oldest cat was a black domestic cat named Baby, who lived with Al Paluski and his mother, Mabel, in Duluth, Minnesota. He did not leave the house in which he was born until the age of 28. When Al married, his new wife insisted that the cat-claw furniture be replaced and Baby the claws removed. This was the first time a cat had gone to the vet. The cat did not like children, so when they approached, he hid behind furniture. Al contributes to the longevity of the cat through the exercises he does every time he uses the litter box or wants to eat. His food bowl and litter box are kept in the basement, so the cat has to go up and down 14 steps every time he wants to use it.
# 1. Oldest Cat: Cream Down Jacket – 38 years and 1 day
Granpa Rexs owner Allen also owned the oldest cat in history, which he named Cream Puff. This cat started her day with bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli and coffee with cream every morning. Then, every other day, she was given a pipette of red wine. The owner was so devoted to his cats that he even built a wooden staircase within the walls of his house to give the cats a place to rest.
There is a lot of controversy about the oldest cat ever to live. Since many people do not take their cats to the vet on a regular basis, veterinarian records, as required by the Guinness Book of World Records for a cat’s lifelong record, are often not a reliable source.