Although it is not clear which country has the title for oldest cat in existence, there are many contenders. One such contender may just be 39-year old Lucy.
Lucy might have been the oldest cat in the world after reaching her 39th birthday which made her a record breaker! Bill, inherited Lucy when his wife’s Godmother died in 1999 but it wasn’t until an elderly aunt came to visit that he realized Lucy was really a record-breaking cat.
‘My aunt saw the cat and could not believe her eyes.’ Bill said.
The elderly aunt could remember when Lucy was a kitten and she used to scamper around the local fish and chip shop in 1972.
The family was able to confirm that she was in the fish and chip shop in the seventies. Lucy is believed to be the oldest cat in the world, despite her deafness.
Her dad said: ‘We knew she was old but not that old!’
Even though it was not possible for him to determine an exact age, Lucy’s vet was amazed by the cat’s long life.
Lucy was in good shape and independent despite the fact that she had lost her hearing due to aging. Lucy could be seen catching mice in the garden, despite her old age, and she was still fit as a fiddle.
Wishing to spend her twilight years with her loving family in South Wales (United Kingdom), she reached 39 before crossing the Rainbow Bridge in 2011.