Michelle Foster of Exeter, Devon, England is the owner of Rubble, a domestic cat born sometime around May 1988. At or around her 20th birthday, Foster got the cat as a kitten. As of November 2019, Rubble, a Maine Coon-type cat, is the oldest living cat in the world. Rubble turned 31 in May 2019.
“He’s a lovely cat, though he’s gotten a little grumpy in his old age,” Foster said. I adopted him as a kitten right before turning 20. Rubble needs to take medication on a regular basis since he has high blood pressure, and City Vets has been a big help in keeping him healthy.
Foster continued, “He still has plenty of life left in him, but I don’t think we’ll take the Guinness World Records path because I’m not sure he’d appreciate all the attention or people coming to see him. He no longer needs or wants a lot of attention because he is old. We would prefer if he was just let to pass away peacefully.
At the veterinary clinic where Rubble receives care, a party was held to commemorate his milestone 30th birthday. In addition to enjoying his favorite foods and pleasures, he got a complimentary checkup.
Unsurprisingly, Rubble has high blood pressure given his senior age. He requires consistent medicine, which Shaun Moore of City Vets provides. “We recently had this amazing cat in for a check-up and to celebrate his 30th birthday,” he remarked. “Rubble, who is still going strong, is most certainly the oldest cat in the UK. Apart from taking medicine for his blood pressure, he is in excellent health.
“He enjoyed a free checkup, some Whiskas Catmilk and Felix pouches, but less so a free month’s worth of prescription medication from City Vets as his birthday gift.”
Nutmeg from Tyne and Wear, the previous oldest cat in Britain, passed away in September 2017. Scooter, a Siamese cat that reached the age of 30 and was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, is now older than Rubble. Scooter passed away at the age of thirty-one.
Rubble, the oldest cat in the world, passed away before turning 32.
We recently discovered that Rubble, the oldest cat alive, passed away in May, a few days short of turning 32.
Given Rubble’s advanced age and apparent decline, his mother Michele had a gut feeling that this past Christmas would probably be the last one he spent with his family. He stopped eating as the end drew near, becoming skinny and only needing water.
She recalled that on his last day, “I went to work as usual, and when I got home my husband said Rubble had gone over the road as he did every day and never came back, so we believe he went off to die as cats do.”
Michele told her old friend, “He was an amazing companion that I had the pleasure to live with for such a long time.”
Rubble’s family is in our thoughts as we bid the old man farewell.
The oldest cat in recorded history was Creme Puff, who was born on August 3, 1967, and lived for a total of 38 years, and 3 days, until her death on August 6, 2005.
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