At 26 years and 13 days old, Corduroy, who lives comfortably at his home in Oregon in the North-West of the United States, has officially become the oldest cat in the world. This was confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records. Corduroy, who has big green eyes and a salt and pepper mustache, inherited the title after the death of Tiffany Two in June. She was 26 years and 204 days old.
The Guinness Book of Records publicly congratulated Corduroy on his long life, as cats generally live about 15 years.
“The secret is letting let him live a cat’s life, hunting and lots of love”, said Ashley Reed Okura, Corduroy’s owner. The brown cat lives with her in Sisters, Oregon.
Corduroy especially likes cheddar cheese, the Guinness Book of Records says.
To celebrate his new title, “I bought him a mouse”, explains his owner, who adopted Corduroy, born on the 1st of August 1989, when he was 7.
Even though he is the oldest living cat in the world, he is still a long way off the absolute record reached by another American cat, from Texas: 38 years and 3 days.
Sarah Johansson (Source: Belga)