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British Cat Looks Forward to Her 28th Birthday

September 22, 2013

Come November, a black cat named Cola will become the oldest cat in Britain — 28 years old to be exact.

What’s her secret? A healthy dose of treats, apparently.

Cola“She loves her luxuries like cream, custard and salmon. She always has a good nibble from my plate as well as her own cat food,” Cola’s owner told the Daily Mail. “And I’ve got children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who come over to play with her and keep her busy.”

And all of that has added up to a healthy life. Cola has only been to the vet once — to get spayed. Nowadays she suffers from arthritis, but other than that, she’s still going strong.

“She is still reasonably fit for her age and can still jump onto a chair – but she doesn’t have quite the same spring in her step.”

That said, 28 is a pretty impressive age for a cat. Most indoor cats live to be 13 to 17 years old.  However, Cola has a way to go if she wants to hold Guinness World Record for oldest cat. A cat named Crème Puff from Austin, Texas, is the current record holder; she lived for 38 years!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Lemonmelonn permalink
    September 22, 2013 12:14 pm

    Wow! What I wouldn’t give for Dotty to live that long!

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