24-year-old cat awarded 'Oldest Cat Currently Living' title
The Guinness Book Of World Records has recognized the world's oldest cat. 24-year-old Poppy of Dorset, England is blind, deaf, but still very much alive. And her owners credit her health to exercise, and a diet consisting of fish and chips, KFC, and kebab.
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The tortoiseshell cat was born in February of 1990, and at the age of five was adopted by Marguerite Corner and her daughter Jacqui. After Jacqui got married, she brought Poppy to live in her home.
The title of the "Oldest Cat Currently Living" was given to Poppy after a cat named Pinky from Kansas died at the age of 23 last year. Jacqui submitted Poppy, and after investigating, Guinness World Records confirmed the claim.
But Poppy has a long way to go before she can get the title of the "Oldest Cat Ever." That belongs to a feline named Creme Puff from Texas who lived 38 years and three days. Still, Poppy's record is nothing to scoff at; 24 cat years is equivalent to 114 human years, and that's just two years shy of the world's oldest person.