One cat in Exeter, England is not needing 9 lives because he is getting plenty of years out of the one life he has been given. Rubble was a kitten way back in 1988. That makes him over 30 years old now. Rubble’s human, Michelle Foster never expected that he would be with her for this long in life. And from the sounds of it, he is not ready to call it quits yet.
“He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” Michele said. “He has plenty of life left in him yet, but I don’t think we will go down the Guinness World Record route as I am not sure he would like lots of people coming to see him or a fuss being made out of him.”
Rubble would be approximately 137 human years of age if calculated to equate to human years. This makes Rubble older than the previous Guinness World Record Holder. The previous record holder was a Siamese cat from Mansfield, Texas who died at age 30 in 2016. However, a cat named Creme Puff is believed to have lived to the age of 38. Yet this cat is not recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
What Is The Secret To Rubble’s Longevity?
While we can never know for sure why Rubble has lived so long, there are some things that may have greatly helped. Rubble is a Maine Coone who gets regular veterinary checkups. He also takes medication for his high blood pressure. But perhaps it has been love and a sense of purpose that has kept Rubble around so long. Michelle got him when she was living alone and feeling down. Rubble has helped her through very hard times in life. The duo shares a tight bond. Whatever the reason for such longevity, Rubble and his relationship to Michelle is a beautiful thing.