World’s Oldest Cat Turns 31-Years-Old

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Nutmeg the cat just turned 31, and when you see his eyes, it looks like he’s seen a lot of life. At age 141 in “people years,” Nutmeg is considered the “world’s oldest cat.”

According to The Mirror, Nutmeg’s owners, Liz and Ian Finlay, found the tabby in their backyard in 1990. Because Nutmeg came to them as a stray, they took him into the vet where they were told he was “at least 5 years old.” Unfortunately, they can’t be absolutely certain, so Nutmeg hasn’t snagged the Guinness World Record yet. Even if Nutmeg was only 2 years of age when he showed up in their backyard, he would still be 28-years-old, which is old enough to take the title.

Recently, the Finlays were worried they might lose their beloved cat to a stroke, but his nine lives haven’t run out just yet. Even though Nutmeg only has three teeth left, he’s still a sweet and happily spoiled kitty.

In true cat-person fashion, Ian boasts, “He comes and lies on your knee when it is time to go to bed. He is not our cat, we are his humans and he never lets us forget that. Maybe that is the secret to his long and happy life.”