Saturday, November 26, 2022

The World's Oldest Cat

Flossie has already outlived two owners, but she keeps on keepin' on. Flossie was born into a colony of feral cats in 1995 and was adopted by a worker at a nearby hospital. Decades years later, the man that inherited her could no longer care for an elderly cat, and she was surrendered to the Cats Protection shelter in Kent, UK. Vicki Green of London took on the challenge of caring for Flossie, who is now deaf and has failing eyesight.

But now Flossie is a celebrity. At the age of 26 years and 316 days, she achieved the Guinness World Record for the oldest living cat! Green said the world record is nice, but it won't change anything for her or Flossie, who despite her age is affectionate, playful, and has a good appetite. (via Strange Company)


WilliamRocket said...

What sort of person gives up caring for a cat because she gets old ?

Obviously there must be a reason that I don't know and probably couldn't fathom.

But I would rather give up sex and drugs than abandon my cat, any of them.

Ok, I don't do drugs and the frequency of me getting 'lucky' has declined rapidly these last few 'decades years later' but still, you get my gist.

(Actually, I always thought it was the woman getting lucky, but potatoes potartoes).

Miss Cellania said...

Two owners died, the third didn't really want her.