Guinness has just recently announced the news that Corduroy the cat was 26 years and 13 days old and officially the oldest known living cat! Corduroy claimed the record after the passing of Tiffany Two, a cat that lived for 27 years, 2 months and 20 days, according to Guinness.
Born August 1, 1989, in Oregon, he’s lived with Ashley Reed Okura since she picked him from a litter when she was 6 years old. Okura said the secret to his longevity is “allowing him to be a cat: hunting and getting plenty of love!” She added, “Growing up on 160 acres in Oregon, I allowed Corduroy to roam the ranch freely, so he always gets lots of exercise.”
Corduroy’s interests include “sharp cheddar and mice,” the latter of which he only gets “on special occasions or if he catches them,” Guinness reported. The cat also spends the bulk of his days “roaming the outdoors, getting pet, eating and taking catnaps.”
Toys, however, bore him. “If it cannot be eaten, he quickly loses interest,” Guinness notes. Corduroy still has a long way to go to beat the Guinness mark for oldest cat on record: Crème Puff of Austin, Texas, lived three days beyond her 38th birthday.
SOURCE: Guinness Book of World Records, YouTube