Meet Rubble, a cat from Exeter, England, who recently celebrated his 30th birthday and is now known as the “oldest cat in the world.” Since she received him as a kitten on her 20th birthday in May 1988, Rubble and his owner, Michele Foster, have been the best of friends.
Meet Rubble, a British cat who, after celebrating his 30th birthday, has been dubbed the “oldest cat in the world.”
Michele feels that the key to Rubble’s lifespan is that she treats him like a kid; she has never had children of her own, so Rubble is lavished with love and attention. “He’s a wonderful cat,” she added, “but he’s gotten a bit cranky in his old age.”
Michele Foster, his owner, received him as a kitten on her 20th birthday in May 1988.
“He still has a lot of life in him, but I don’t believe we’ll go for the Guinness World Record because I’m not sure he’d want a lot of people coming to visit him or a big deal being made about him. He’s getting on in years and doesn’t want to be bothered. We’d prefer if he were just allowed to live out his days in peace.”
“I had just left home and he was one of a litter of cats that my sister’s friend had.”
Creme Puff, the world’s oldest cat, was born on August 3, 1967, and survived for an astounding 38 years and three days until August 6, 2005, according to the records. Rubble still has a long way to go before breaking that record, but Michele is very proud of him. She vividly recalls her 20th birthday, the day they first met.
She stated, “He was part of a litter of kittens that my sister’s friend had, and I had just left home.” “I felt lonely living alone, so I adopted him as a kitten.” He has a strong sense of loyalty. We used to reside in London and relocated frequently.”
“I felt lonely living alone, so I adopted him as a kitten.”
“It goes a long way if you care about something or someone and truly love them.” I’ve always treated him like a child – I don’t have any children and previously had a cat named Meg, who died when she was 25 years old. It lasts if you care about anything, no matter what it is.”
Since then, the two have been inseparable.
Rubble has high blood pressure, which is understandable given his elderly age. He requires frequent medicine, which he obtains from City Vets’ Shaun Moore. He explained, “We just had this beautiful cat in for a checkup and to celebrate his 30th birthday.”
Rubble is now the same age as the previous world record holder.
“Rubble is very certainly the UK’s oldest cat, and he’s still going strong.” He takes blood pressure medication, but other than that, he is in excellent condition.”
Rubble was rewarded to some of his favorite cat chow and a complimentary check-up at his neighborhood veterinarian’s office.
“He got a free checkup, some Whiskas Catmilk, and Felix pouches as a birthday present from City Vets, but he didn’t appreciate a free month’s supply of medication.”
“He takes blood pressure medicine, but other than that, he is in excellent health.”
While we’re sure Rubble liked the goodies, if not the medication, we can only applaud his accomplishment and wish him good health in the future.
He is most certainly the world’s oldest cat and is still going strong.
Happy 30th birthday Rubble!