Corduroy the cat has once again been named World’s Oldest Living Cat. According to a report by the Miami Herald on Aug. 14, Corduroy the cat used to be the World’s Oldest Cat before until Tiffany Two beat him out at 27 years old. However, Tiffany Two has since passed away and Corduroy is now the World’s Oldest Living Cat once again.
Corduroy has been owned by the same woman since she was 7 years old and he was just a kitten. Guinness Book of World Records confirmed his age and has since put him in the book as the world’s oldest living cat again for the second time. The old boy turned 26 on Aug. 1. She got him a nice live mouse for his birthday which he enjoyed right away. Although he is an old cat, his owner, Ashley Reed Okura says he is still very healthy and loves to hunt on their 160-acre property in Sister’s Oregon.
According to The Washington Post, Corduroy loves to chase mice and eat cheddar cheese. According to the report, the lifespan for most indoor cats is between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. Corduroy’s owner says the secret to having her cat live this long is letting him to just be a cat, to hunt and to love him as much as she can.
Corduroy first held the title for World’s Oldest Cat back in 2014 until Tiffany Two’s owner confirmed she was older at 27 years old. Another cat was much older than both of these two at the age of 38 years old. His name was Creme Puff and his owner is Jake Perry who also owned another record holder named Grandpa Rex Allen. Although Creme Puff passed away, he did hold the title for the World’s Oldest Cat to ever live.
The difference between Corduroy and these other cats is that Corduroy is still alive and doing well. He doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon so he should be able to hold the title for a good many more years. However, if another person comes forward with proof of their cat’s age, such as witness statements and recordings throughout the years, that cat will be the next title holder for World’s Oldest Cat. Let’s hope Corduroy holds the title for as long as he can. Happy 26th birthday old boy!