A cat has shot to international fame after after being named the world’s oldest living cat.
The Siamese cat, Scooter, from Mansfield, Texas, is 30-years-old and has been officially recognised by the The Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest moggy, The Telegraph reports.
To put this into perspective, if Scooter was a human he’d be a staggering 137-years-old.
This means the previous record holder, Corduroy, who was only crowned back in August for turning 26 years and 13-days-old, has been bumped off the top spot.
Scooter, who was born on March 26, 1986, has led an eventful life, for a cat.
At four weeks old, his mother passed away, while in October 2014, Scooter broke his leg and has been undergoing medical testing and treatment ever since.
He’s also managed to visit 45 of the 50 U.S. states, which is just impressive.
The ancient cat’s owner Gail Floyd believes Scooter’s advanced age is down to him keeping active, explaining he likes to wake her up at 6am every morning by jumping around on her bed.
Some of Scooter’s favourite things to do include being blow-dried after baths, snacking on chicken every other day, and enjoying visits to the nursing home where his owner’s mother lives.
The cat’s veterinarian has said Scooter is ‘an amazing cat, with a strong will to live’.
While Scooter is no doubt pleased with his achievements, he isn’t actually the oldest cat of all time. That record belongs to a another Texas cat, Crème Puff, from Austin, TX, who lived to the grand old age of 38.
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