Rubble the cat, a proud Maine Coon-esque cat who resides in Exeter, Devon, England, celebrated his 31st birthday this week, re-affirming his status as the world's oldest living cat!
Rubble's human mom, Michele Foster of Exeter, took him in as a kitten back in May, 1988.It's hard to believe that Reagan was still in office when this little guy was born, or that he's as old as Rain Man, Die Hard, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?—especially when he's managed to maintain his youthful good looks.
"He's a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age. I got him just before my 20th birthday when he was a kitten," says Foster of her best fur friend, whose age is the equivalent of 137 in human years. "He was part of a litter cat that my sister's friend had and I had just left home. I was lonely living on my own so got him in as a kitten. It was in May 1988."
To celebrate his 30th birthday a year ago, Rubble received a free wellness check-up from his veterinarian, who made sure to deck out his office with birthday decorations and some of Rubble's favorite cat food.
"He is on medication for his blood pressure but apart from that, he is in remarkably good health," says Foster. And, a year later, Rubble is still going strong!
Despite his glorious three decades-plus achievement, Rubble has a little way to go before approaching the age of Texas's Creme Puff, who was the oldest living cat ever on record, being born in 1967 and living until 2005—a remarkable 38 years!
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