Meet Flossie, almost 27 years old, is officially known as the oldest cat in the world


Though cats are believed to live 9 lives, Flossie the feline may have lived more:She is now officially the eldest feline in the whole world—at 26, she has far outlived the average lifespan!

Flossie was officially named the eldest living kitten by Guinness World Records at the ripe old age of 26 years and 316 days, or 120 human years. She is just shy of her 27th birthday.

Flossie, a brown-and-black-coated cat who lives in England with her owner Vicki Green, is deaf and has poor sight. However, despite her advanced age, she is otherwise in good health and still eats well.

Vicki stated to Guinness World Records, “She never turns her nose up at the chance of a good meal.” Things haven’t always been easy for her, despite her remarkable longevity:

Flossie has lived in a variety of homes over the years and found herself homeless just this year.Guinness says that Flossey was a stray who lived in a colony of cats near a hospital.

In 1995, one of the employees adopted him. Flossie’s owner passed away after ten years in that happy home. She was taken in by the owner’s sister, with whom she lived for another 14 years until that owner also passed away.

Flossie, a 24-year-oldcat, was adopted by the previous owner’s son. He took care of her for 3 years before he realized he couldn’t take care of the cat and gave her to the UK cat charity Cats Protection.

After examining Flossie’s vet records, the charity was reportedly “flabbergasted” to discover that she was nearly 27 years old.

It appeared that Flossie would spend her entire life at Cats Protection due to the difficulty of adopting elder cats.

However, Vicki, a charity executive assistant with experience with senior cats, made the decision to step in and adopt Flossie.

According to what she shared with Guinness World Records, “She was loud for the first few nights because she can’t see in the dark and was a bit confused in her new surroundings, but she sleeps through the night now, snuggled on the bed with me.”

“Flossie already feels likehome in our new life together, which makes me so happy,” She only found out later that Flossie might be the oldest cat in the world and contacted Guinness to check the record:

Although I was aware from the beginning that Flossie was a special cat, I had no idea that I would live in the same house as a world record holder.

The announcement comes shortly after Guinness named this dog as the oldest living dog in the world:Gino, a 22-year-old Chihuahua mix,

Even though Flossie is the oldest cat still alive, she still has a longway to go before she breaks the record for all-time:Congratulations to Flossie on becoming the world’s oldest cat!

Creme Puff, who lived from 1967 to 2005, is the eldest cat ever recorded.I wish her a very happy birthday on her 27th birthday and many happy years ahead!