Wouldn’t it be great if all of our pets could live forever? Or, at the very least, as long as we live. However, most of our pets realistically will only live around 12 to 18 years. However, there is currently one cat that is choosing to defy the laws of nature and you won’t believe just how old he is!
Rubble is a Main Coon cat that has been making waves across the Internet. So what’s so special about this British cat? Well, he happens to be very very old!
19. Old Cat
Indoor house cats have a typical lifespan of about 12 to 18 years. However, Rubble has managed to defy the odds with his age. You won’t believe just how old he is…
18. His Age
Rubble just turned 30-years-old and that makes him the oldest living cat in the world. He just recently celebrated his birthday with his owner, Michele Foster. You won’t believe how cute he was when he was only a kitten! Check him out in the next photo…
17. Birthday Celebrations
Foster first adopted Rubble back in May 1988. Rubble was just a kitten then and Foster was so excited to bring him back home with her. Now he’s been with her ever since. She has this amazing thing to say about her pet – we’re melting…
“He was part of a litter of cats that my sister’s friend had, and I had just left home,” Foster told Daily Mail. “I was lonely living on my own so got him in as a kitten. He is very loyal. We used to live in London and moved around a lot.” Curious to see what’s the secret for such a long life?
Since news of how old he is has circulated throughout the Internet, Rubble has become an unofficial record holder for oldest cat alive. Before Rubble, the oldest cat to have ever lived was named Creme Puff who died in 2005 at the age of 38-years-old. But there’s something else about this ball of fur that you need to know…
14. No Desire
However, despite being the unofficial record holder, Rubble doesn’t seem to want to have a life in the spotlight. In fact, Foster has stated that Rubble is definitely more of a low-key cat. Do you think he’s in the Guinness Book of World Records? You’ll be surprised…
13. Grumpy Kitty
“He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” Foster said. Foster has also stated that she also doesn’t love the idea of putting Rubble in the Guinness Book of World Records and you won’t believe why…
12. No Celebrity Status
Foster wants to avoid turning Rubble into a mini celebrity. She would prefer it if his life stayed calm and without any major changes. What the woman says next will completely warm your heart…
11. No Fuss
“He has plenty of life left in him yet, but I don’t think we will go down the Guinness World Record route as I am not sure he would like lots of people coming to see him or a fuss being made out of him,” Foster explained.
10. Peaceful Life
“He is old now and would not like too much attention or be hassled. We would prefer if he was just left to live out his old age in peace.” However, Foster is still proud of Rubble without all of the glitz and glamour. And that’s not all!
9. Proud Mama
Foster is a proud mama and she is so happy that Rubble has managed to live such a long and wonderful life. She feels as though her recognition of him is enough for Rubble at the end of the day. But here’s the trick…
8. The Trick
Once news of Rubble broke out many people had tons of questions for Foster. However, the #1 question that Foster was asked was how Rubble managed to live for so long. Well, she has one big guess.
7. No Kids
Foster truly believes that Rubble has managed to live for so long before she has no kids. She says that she was able to devote all of her energy and attention to Rubble for all of these years.
6. Spoiled Kitty
Thus, without any kids to take up her attention, Rubble became quite the spoiled cat! “If you care about something and someone and really love them, that goes a long way. I have always treated him like a child,” Foster explained.
5. Long Lasting
“I don’t have any children and had another cat called Meg – who passed at the age of 25. If you care about something, no matter what it is, it does last.” So how has Rubble’s health been looking at such a ripe age?
4. His Health
Rubble currently deals with high blood pressure, which he has prescribed medication for. However, outside of this he is a perfectly healthy and happy cat. He recently headed to City Vets for a check-up.
3. Recent Check-Up
“We recently had this amazing cat in for a checkup and to celebrate his 30th birthday,” Shaun Moore of City Vets said. “Rubble is quite likely to be the oldest cat in the UK and is still going strong. He is on medication for his blood pressure but apart from that, he is in remarkably good health.”
“He enjoyed a free check-up, some Whiskas Catmilk and Felix pouches, and less appreciated a free supply of medication for the next month as his birthday present from City Vets,” Moore said.
1. Going Viral
Still, the wonderful news of Rubble’s long-life has managed to make him a bit of a viral sensation. Everyone on the Internet loves this old cat that looks fantastic for his age!