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Meet Poppy: At 24, She’s The World’s Oldest Cat (That’s 114 in Human Years)
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Meet Poppy: At 24, She’s The World’s Oldest Cat (That’s 114 in Human Years)

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At the ripe old age of 24 (or 114 in human years), Poppy, a small but venerable tortoiseshell cat from Bournemouth in the U.K., has just been crowned the oldest cat in the world by Guinness World Records. She was born in February 1990.

Poppy’s age in cat years puts her 2 years behind Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest person. Poppy’s owner Marguerite West, who adopted her at age 5 from another owner, said, “She’s deaf and blind and meows for everything. We call her stroppy Poppy sometimes. She can get up the stairs but we won’t let her walk down.

Marguerite attributed Poppy’s exceptional longevity to diet and exercise: “I guess she has a good diet and lots of exercise. She keeps herself fit by walking around and she eats a lot. She’s never been a big cat though. She is partial to the odd takeaway. We sometimes give her a bit of KFC chicken, fish and chips and even the odd bit of kebab meat.

Source: guinnessworldrecords.com (via: dailymail)

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Poppy’s owner Maguerite with her and another cat in 1997

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Poppy resting at home in 1997

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Poppy (right) at home with another cat in 1997

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Jasmine Paul
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m trying to find out who the worlds oldest cat is in 2020 my fur baby is 23 ☺️

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Mickaël Royer
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not the oldest cat I now one who have 27, and we don't care

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Shara Guinesso
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if its a torti thing. My mother in law has one and she just turned 20, the only thing that is "wrong" with her is that she is deaf

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Jasmine Paul
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m trying to find out who the worlds oldest cat is in 2020 my fur baby is 23 ☺️

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Mickaël Royer
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not the oldest cat I now one who have 27, and we don't care

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Shara Guinesso
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if its a torti thing. My mother in law has one and she just turned 20, the only thing that is "wrong" with her is that she is deaf

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