The Internet recently went wild when the world’s oldest cat celebrated his birthday. This particular tabby cat is considered a contender for holding the title of the oldest cat in the world, and he just turned 31 years old. In human years, that’s equivalent to being 141 years old!
Meet the feline celebrity known as Nutmeg, who found his forever home in a unique way. 26 years ago, he wandered into the backyard of Liz and Ian Finlay and befriended their own cat Spice. They took him in and welcomed him into their family. Despite being around 5 years old at the time and not a cute kitten anymore, Nutmeg quickly worked his way into their hearts and became the ruler of their household. His owners describe him as absolutely gorgeous and adore him to no end. Even after all these years, Nutmeg still holds a special place in their hearts.
It’s quite a challenge to get Nutmeg registered as the world’s oldest cat by Guinness Records. The owner needs to present a birth certificate and official documents, but they’re currently working on obtaining them.
With advancing age, a multitude of health problems tend to arise. Unfortunately, Nutmeg was not immune to this and experienced a stroke before reaching his 31st birthday. However, he was able to make a remarkable recovery just in time for his birthday festivities. Nutmeg is now flourishing with renewed strength and vitality, leaving those around him to ponder just how many lives this resilient feline possesses.
Our furry friend is more than just a pet, he sees us as his human companions and reminds us of this fact constantly. It’s possible that this dynamic has contributed to his impressive lifespan and contentment.