Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Poppy the Cat, of Bournemouth, England, has died at the age of 24 -- a good, long life for a kitty. She had earned the moniker of "the world's oldest living cat", as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. (I'm sure there's a cat somewhere in rural China that's 27 and, with great feline aplomb, still catching mice.)

Several friends of mine have had pet cats that lived to 20 or 21. It doesn't seem to be that uncommon. The oldest cat on record, well, Guinness' record, was (read article linked below).

The Toronto Star...

Poppy, world's oldest living cat, dies
'We knew she was old, but it's still upsetting,' owner says of the demise of her longtime pet.

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