British Cat Looks Forward to Her 28th Birthday
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.
“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!