For many, hitting “30,” is a benchmark, of sorts. For some, it is a sigh of relief for making it past those first couple of decades. For others, perhaps that “age” holds a decidedly contrary meaning, a good-bye to all things youthful and bright. Whatever your personal preference as to what the holds, for one kitty is may just well mean he is the oldest cat in the world.
While Rubble’s owner, Michele Heritage, has no interest in pursuing the fame of the Guinness title of “World’s Oldest Cat,” (Creme Puff of Austin, TX, is the oldest cat on record and Scooter, a Siamese who hailed from Mansfield, TX, holds the official Guinness Book of World Records), she did take him to celebrate his birthday at the veterinarian’s for a party.
“It was just before my 20th birthday when I got him. He was part of a litter cat that my sister’s friend had and I had just left home,” Michele told Daily Mail. “I was lonely living on my own so got him in as a kitten. It was in May 1988.”
“He enjoyed a free check up, some cat milk and Felix pouches, and less appreciated a free supply of medication (for his blood pressure) for the next month as his birthday present from City Vets.”
All we can say is, “Happy Birthday, Rubble, and many more!”