I’ve heard a lot of stories about cats that lived a long life. Some people will tell you about their cat that might have lived 15, 18 or perhaps even 20 years. That may be true and somewhat remarkable but they don’t have anything on Rubble. After all, this cat, from Exeter, England just celebrated his 32nd birthday! He holds the distinction of being the oldest cat in the world.
When Michele Foster was 20 years old, she brought Rubble home to his new, forever home. That was back in 1988. She is also surprised that Rubble has lived so long but she attributes his long life to the way she pampers him and showers him with attention. She also says that he has gotten a little grumpy as he ages but he is still a ‘lovely cat’. Although she doesn’t believe he is going to set a World Record, she does feel that he has plenty of life left in him.
The oldest cat that ever lived was Creame Puff. She was born back in 1967 and lived until 2005, an amazing long life of 38 years. Rubble is not close to that record yet but he is old enough that it is worth noting. Michele says, “He was part of a litter of cats that my sister’s friend had, and I had just left home. “I was lonely living on my own so got him in as a kitten. He is very loyal. We used to live in London and moved around a lot. If you care about something and someone and really love them, that goes a long way. I have always treated him like a child – I don’t have any children and had another cat called Meg – who passed at the age of 25. If you care about something, no matter what it is, it does last.”
Rubble does have some health issues because of his old age. He has hypertension, so he takes medication. His vet says this about his health: “We recently had this amazing cat in for a check up and to celebrate his 32nd birthday. Rubble is quite likely to be the oldest cat in the UK and is still going strong. He is on medication for his blood pressure but apart from that, he is in remarkably good health.”
“He enjoyed a free check up, some Whiskas Catmilk and Felix pouches, and less appreciated a free supply of medication for the next month as his birthday present from City Vets.”
Rubble loves the treats but not necessarily the meds. We hope that he continues to live a long time and to enjoy good health.
This is Rubble, quite possibly the oldest living cat in the world. He just celebrated his 32nd birthday.
Michele Foster brought him home as a kitten in 1988.
“He was part of a litter of cats that my sister’s friend had and I had just left home.”
“I was lonely living on my own so got him in as a kitten.”
They are rarely ever apart.
Rubble is not matched with the last record holder.
He had a party at the vet’s office, where he received some of his favorite food and a free check-up.
“He is on medication for his blood pressure but apart from that, he is in remarkably good health.”
He might just claim the Worlds Record!
Hooray for Rubble!
People were very happy for Rubble: