This senior cat celebrated its 30th birthday and everyone was surprised including the cat.
The average age of a cat, after taking all breeds into account, ranges between 12 and 17. For context, you are to be considered a lucky cat owner if your cat reaches the age of 17. But there are some anomalies, there always are. Some cats break this barrier and that too by a few miles. These cats end up living way more years than the average age calculated. The oldest cat in the world got a Guinness World Record for being 38 years and 3 years old back in 2005. The record is yet to be broken but a lot of cats have gotten close. Including a senior cat, Rubble, who we will be talking about today.
Rubble lives in Exter, United Kingdom, and is one of the oldest cats to grace this planet with its paw prints. How do we know? Well, that is because his owner, Michele Foster, just celebrated his 30th birthday. And even the owner wasn’t expecting his cat to pull in this many years. It seems like Rubble has utilized all of his 9 lives. He really has seen a lot through those 30 years.
Foster adopted Rubble back in 1988 and the reason she believes her passion, pampering, spoiling, and caring are the reason why he is still kicking it.
Foster has been reminding Rubble how much she loves her for the last 3 decades. She says she hasn’t missed a day and to date still treats Rubble as if he is a little baby. Foster did add that Rubble has now started to get grumpier by the day but that is owed to the age. She doesn’t think he will be able to break the world record because he has stopped interacting with humans the way he used to. Classic seniority effect.
Michele never really thought about the two making it this far. She got Rubble back in the late 80s when she felt extremely lonely and needed a companion.
Rubble was part of a litter Foster’s sister’s friend had. She instantly connected with the little kitten and requested to have it. The kind friend gave her the cat. Foster says she hasn’t regretted that adoption decision since that day. Who knew they would be making it this far, together as one.
Rubble and had been there for Foster through all her thicks and thins. And now that Rubble is facing some health-related issues, like high blood pressure, at the age of 30 Foster is doing everything she can to make the cat feel comfortable, better, and healthier.
Old age is bringing all the medical issues with it but Rubble is dealing with them strongly. Foster is doing everything in her power to keep her cat happy, and healthy.
According to the vets, Rubble is in good health for a 30-year-old and can pull in some more years with ease.
Recently Rubble celebrated his 30th birthday at the vet’s cleaning while getting a free checkup and having his favorite cat food.
We wish Rubble and Foster the best of luck for their future, and great health to the senior boy. Happy 30th!
Here’s to Rubble’s great health.
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