World’s Oldest Cat – World Record Holder
‘Poppy’, the Worlds oldest living cat.
On the 19th of May 2014 Poppy the cat, recognised by the ‘Guinness book of world records’ as the worlds’ oldest cat, died at the age of 24 years of age only a few weeks after achieving the title.
Poppy developed a urinary infection and was suffering from problems with her back legs when she finally succumbed.
Owner Jacqui West said ‘We knew she was old but it’s still very upsetting. She had a bad week last week. She was on antibiotics on the Wednesday because of a water infection and her back legs just seemed to let her down. She wasn’t herself at all. She passed away on Friday at 3.30pm. I had spent the whole day with her as she was particularly poorly.
‘It’s great she managed to get the world record beforehand, it’s almost like she was purposely hanging in there because the process took months.’
Jacqui and her two sons with Poppy, proudly displaying the framed achievement!
Although Poppy achieved the title of the Worlds’ oldest living cat, the title for the oldest cat in history is still held by a cat named Creme Puff, from Austin Texas, who lived to an unbelievable 38 years of age.