Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by Pets Feed
At 26 years and 329 days old, Flossie, originally from London, is now the oldest living cat in the world. The approximate equivalent of 120 human years, this record-breaking cat is healthy despite being visually impaired and deaf.
A gorgeous brown and black kitty who loves cuddles and food, Flossie has lived in many different homes throughout her long life. His adoptive mother, Vicki, says he has a very sweet and loving personality.
You can usually find Flossie curled up in her favorite yellow blanket taking a nap or enjoying a large plate of food.
The oldest cat is almost 27 and her owner is younger than her
Flossie was born in 1995 and was discovered living near a Merseyside hospital with a group of other stray cats. Two hospital workers took in the animals, but Flossie outlived her adoptive mother, who died 10 years later.
After that, he lived with his sister from his first family for 14 years until his death. Then she moved in with her son for three years. Sadly, she was left homeless when he was forced to take her to the charity Kent Cats Protection.
That’s when 27-year-old Vicki gave the elderly feline a new home. She says she is very surprised at her unexpected rise to fame.
Vicki told Metro UK:
“I knew from the start that Flossie was a special cat, but I never imagined that I would share my home with a Guinness World Records title holder. She is so loving, playful and sweet, especially when you remember her age. I am immensely proud that Cats Protection paired me with such an amazing cat.”
Although Flossie is getting older, she doesn’t seem to care. She enjoys being around people and enjoys receiving affection. Vicki’s former cat, Honeybun, lived to be 21, so when she adopted Flossie she knew what to expect in terms of care and lifespan. Vicki thinks more people should adopt older cats.
Finally, the young woman adds:
“She was noisy the first few nights, because she couldn’t see in the dark and was a bit confused in her new surroundings, but now she sleeps all night, cuddled up in my bed. Our new life together already feels like a home for Flossie, which makes me very happy.”
Images: Facebook/ Guinness World Records
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