31-year-old Cat, Who Chose His Humans 26 Years Ago, is Still Going Strong


It’s stories like this that make me miss my sweet Ms Pye…however, given the current situation with Hurricane Matthew, I’m so glad I DON’T have any pets. To those of you in the eye or path of the storm- my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Meet 31-year-old tabby cat, Nutmeg:

Twenty-six years ago Liz and Ian Finlay found the cat they would come to name Nutmeg, when he showed up in their garden to hide out under a wheelbarrow. He was underfed and had a lump on his neck but after a quick checkup, where the Finlay’s were told he was around 5 years old, the couple brought him home and he’s lived with them ever since.

He’s no spring chicken; he’s deaf in one ear and only has three teeth left, but he also has the heart of a lion, bouncing back from serious illness just last year. Seems he’s just not ready to give up and leave his people.

Obviously, they are head over heels with the cat they’ve spent over 2 and a half decades with, “He is not our cat – we are his humans and he never lets us forget that. I think that’s the secret to his long life.”

At the age of 31 years, Nutmeg is the equivalent of 141 in human years. Since the current Guinness Book of Records holder for the Oldest Living Cat is Scooter at the age of 30, the ripe old age of 31 keeps Nutmeg a contender in this category.

Source: Love Meow

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