December 3, 2022

Flossie, the oldest feline in the world, is almost 27 years old

Flossie, the oldest feline in the world, is almost 27 years old



CNN

Flossie is about 27 years old — the equivalent of a cat’s age of 120, according to Guinness World Records The oldest cat in the world has been crowned.

The brown and black British cat received official recognition from Guinness World Records on Thursday at a record lifespan of 26 years, 329 days, according to a press release. Although she has poor eyesight and deafness, she is said to be in good health.

“I knew from the start that Flossie was a special cat, but I never imagined I would be sharing my home with the world record holder,” said owner Vicki Green, who adopted her after Cats UK was delivered to charity Cat Protection in August.

“She is so affectionate and playful, especially when you remember her age. I am so proud that Protect Feline has matched me with such an amazing cat,” she added.

Flossie has lived in several homes since living as a stray cat near Merseyside Hospital in Liverpool, northwest England, for the first few months of her life in 1995.

She was adopted by a hospital worker with whom she lived for 10 years before her owner died. My Flossie was taken over by her late owner’s sister. After 14 years, its second owner passed away. She was then with her second owner’s son for three years, before being assigned to volunteer feline protection.

This is when the news of her amazing age started to spread and the journey of confirming her record began.

“We were astonished to see that Flossie’s vet records showed her to be 27,” said Naomi Rosling, the charity’s branch coordinator, in the statement.

Most cat owners would prefer to adopt a much younger cat, as elderly animals live out their last days in shelters, according to the release.

“I’ve always wanted to give older cats a comfortable life later,” said Green, who hopes Flossie’s story will encourage potential cat owners to provide sanctuary for older pets.

Flossie is usually found curled up in her favorite yellow blanket.

The oldest cat ever, Crème Puff, has just turned 38 years and three days old. They died on August 6, 2005.

formerly oldest living dog, GravelHe died on October 3, five months before the Toy Fox Terrier’s 23rd birthday. Gino Wolf, who lives with his owner in Los Angeles, is the current record holder at 22 years, 2 months.