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November 28, 2019

Meet Rubble, the World’s Oldest Living Cat at Age 31

Rubble (born c. May 1988) is a domestic cat owned by Michelle Foster of Exeter, Devon, England. Foster acquired the cat as a kitten on or near her 20th birthday. Rubble, a Maine Coon-type cat, achieved the age of 31 in May 2019 and is, as of November 2019, the world’s oldest living cat.

Rubble, a cat from Exeter, England, that is now being called the ‘world’s oldest living cat.’

Foster stated that, “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. Rubble suffers from high blood pressure so he needs regular medication and City Vets have been a huge help in keeping him healthy.”

Foster further stated, “He has plenty of life left in him yet, but I don’t think we will go down the Guinness World Record route as I am not sure he would like lots of people coming to see him or a fuss being made out of him. He is old now and would not like too much attention or be hassled. We would prefer if he was just left to live out his old age in peace.”

Rubble and his owner, Michele Foster, have been the very best of friends since she got him as a kitten on her 20th birthday, back in May 1988.

Rubble’s milestone 30th birthday was celebrated with a party at his veterinary physician’s office. He feasted on his favorite food and treats and received a free check-up.

Understandably, due to his advanced age, Rubble suffers from high blood pressure. He needs regular medication, which he gets from Shaun Moore of City Vets. “We recently had this amazing cat in for a check up and to celebrate his 30th birthday,” he said. “Rubble is quite likely to be the oldest cat in the UK and is still going strong. He is on medication for his blood pressure but apart from that, he is in remarkably good health.”

Rubble celebrated his 30th birthday in 2018.

“He enjoyed a free check up, some Whiskas Catmilk and Felix pouches, and less appreciated a free supply of medication for the next month as his birthday present from City Vets.”

The previous oldest living cat in Britain—Nutmeg from Tyne and Wear—died in September 2017. Rubble has now surpassed the age of Scooter, a Siamese who had achieved the age of 30 and was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Scooter died in his 31st year, aged 30.

The oldest cat in world history according to the record books was Creme Puff, who was born on August 3, 1967, and lived until August 6, 2005—a total of 38 years and 3 days.

Rubble as a kitten.

“If you care about something and someone and really love them, that goes a long way.”

Michele Foster got Rubble as a kitten for her 20th birthday.

“If you care about something, no matter what it is, it does last.”

Michele never had kids, so she pampers Rubble as a child.

Rubble is quite likely to be the oldest living cat in the world and is still going strong.

(Photos: SWNS)

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