At more than 26 years old, Corduroy the cat has been declared the oldest living feline in the world by Guinness World Records.
Being 26 years old makes him 124 in cat years, but Corduroy the cat is going strong and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Corduroy’s human Ashley says the secret to his longevity has been allowing him to be a cat, he loves to hunt and he gets plenty of love.
Corduroy is not the only cat in the family that has good genes. His brother Batman lived until he was 19 years old.
Ashley chose Corduroy from a litter when she was just 6 years old.
“We are thrilled!” she told Guinness when she heard the news. “I bought Corduroy a mouse to celebrate. He is such a mellow, cool old cat and it is wonderful to share him with the world. … Corduroy has been through all of my life’s major events and I feel blessed he is still healthy and enjoying life. We hope to continue to give him a good life for years to come.”
Corduroy still has a long way to go to beat the Guinness mark for oldest cat on record, Crème Puff of Austin, Texas, who lived three days beyond her 38th birthday.
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