Meet Rubble, a cat from Exeter, England, who celebrated his 30th birthday and is dubbed the “oldest cat in the world.” Since she got him as a kitten on her 20th birthday in May 1988, Rubble and his owner, Michele Foster, have been the best of friends.
Michele feels that the secret to Rubble’s lifespan is that she treats him like a child; she has never had children of her own, so Rubble is lavished with love and attention. “He’s a lovely cat,” she said, “though he’s gotten a little grumpy in his old age.” “He still has a lot of life in him, but I don’t think we’ll go for the Guinness World Record because I’m not sure he’d appreciate a lot of people coming to see him or a big deal being made about him. He’s getting on in years and doesn’t want to be bothered. We would rather that he be left alone to live out his days.”
Creme Puff, the world’s oldest cat, was born on August 3, 1967, and lived for an astonishing 38 years and three days until August 6, 2005, according to the records. Rubble still has a long way to go before breaking that record, but Michele is very proud of him. She vividly recalls her 20th birthday, the day they first met. She explained, “He was part of a litter of cats that my sister’s friend had, and I had just left home.” “Because I was lonely living alone, I brought him in as a kitten. He has a strong sense of loyalty. We used to live in London and relocated frequently.”
“Caring about something or someone and truly loving them goes a long way. I’ve always treated him like a child — I don’t have any children and previously had a cat named Meg, who died when she was 25 years old. It lasts if you care about anything, no matter what it is.”
Rubble has high blood pressure, which is understandable given his advanced age. He requires regular medication, which he obtains from City Vets’ Shaun Moore. He explained, “We had this fantastic cat in for a checkup and to celebrate his 30th birthday.” “Rubble is perhaps the UK’s oldest cat, and he’s still going strong. He takes blood pressure medication, but other than that, he is in excellent health.”
“He got a free checkup, some Whiskas Catmilk, and Felix pouches as a birthday present from City Vets, but he didn’t appreciate a free month’s supply of medication.”
While we’re sure Rubble appreciated the treats, if not the medication, we can only applaud his accomplishment and wish him good health in the future. Check him out for yourself below, and tell us what you think in the comments!
Meet Rubble, a British cat who, after celebrating his 30th birthday in 2018, has been dubbed the “oldest cat in the world”
Michele Foster, his owner, received him as a kitten on her 20th birthday in May 1988
“He was part of a litter of cats owned by a friend of my sister’s, and I had just left home”
“I felt lonely living alone, so I adopted him as a kitten”
The pair have been inseparable ever since
Rubble is the same age as the previous world record holder
Rubble was rewarded to some of his favorite cat chow and a complimentary check-up at his neighborhood veterinarian’s office
“He takes blood pressure medicine, but other than that, he is in excellent health”
He is most certainly the world’s oldest cat and is still going strong
Happy 30th birthday Rubble!