Cat recently named oldest in the world

Poppy has lived for twice the age of the average house cat. Her owner also describes her as feisty and energetic in general.  Which are rare characteristics for an animal so old.
Poppy has lived for twice the age of the average house cat. Her owner also describes her as feisty and energetic in general, which are rare characteristics for an animal so old. Image courtesy of MCT photo

The average life of a house cat is 15 years at the most. Recently, however, Poppy from Bournemouth, England has been crowned the oldest cat alive.

The record was previously held by a 38 year old cat named Pinky from Kansas, but she recently, passed making Poppy the oldest cat in the world.

Poppy is a tortoise shell puss who is blind and deaf at the moment.  However, she is described as still energetic.

“She can get up the stairs but we won’t let her walk down,” said Craig Glenday, Poppy’s owner.

Poppy was adopted by his owner when he was six years old and is now 144 in cat years and still lives with them.

“I didn’t know cats could live that long,” said Danielle Pratt, 9.

“Each time we tell the grandparents we’ve lost an animal, they all assume its Poppy. I’ve said goodbye to her a few times but she keeps on going,” said Glenday.