Pets do not live as long as us, and that is why people worry about the day their beloved pet might just leave them. It is devastating for every pet owner. However, some lucky fur-parents’ pets live long past their expected lifespan.
A cat’s average lifespan is about two to six years for a wild one and 13 to 17 years for an indoor cat. But some have lived way longer than that, including the world’s current oldest living cat. This sweet kitty is about to celebrate yet another birthday.
Meet Rubble, the world’s oldest living cat.
Rubble isn’t the first cat to live past 30. We have Nutmeg, Whiskey, and Scooter who have lived lives that are double their average lifespan. There’s also Crème Puff, who is considered the oldest cat in history, passing away at the age of 38.
However, Rubble is known to be the oldest currently living cat in the world at the age of 31. Now, he’s about to celebrate his 32nd birthday.
Rubble is a ginger-colored, Maine Coon cat who was born in May 1988.
Rubble lives with his mom Michelle Foster. Foster met this cat just when she turned 20.
She shared that Rubble was one of the kittens from her sister’s friend, and she decided to adopt him as she felt lonely living on her own.
It could be said that Rubble’s secret to achieving three decades of his life is because of the unending motherly love and affection that Foster shows him.
“If you care about something and someone and really love them, that goes a long way. I have always treated him like a child… If you care about something, no matter what it is, it does last,” she told Bored Panda.
Foster also had a cat named Meg, who passed away at the age of 25. You could just be constantly amazed by how much she smothers her cats with affection, enabling them to live way past their lifetime.
How does this senior cat celebrate his birthday?
In his 30s, Rubble does not need an extravagant celebration anymore, and he especially doesn’t want to be surrounded by a lot of people. Being around so many people and so much noise would stress out the senior cat. Instead, Rubble had his 30th birthday at the vet’s office, where he enjoyed some Felix cat food and Whiskas Catmilk.
Dr. Shaun Moore was Rubble’s veterinarian. He declared that Rubble is in remarkably good health and has only been taking medications to regulate his blood pressure. The vet also gifted him with a free check-up and one-month worth of medications.
Rubble’s mother plans to have a similarly lowkey party for Rubble’s upcoming 32nd birthday.
It is just right to let the cat celebrate in a non-stressful environment especially in his age.
“He is old now and would not like too much attention or be hassled,” Foster said.
“We would prefer if he was just left to live out his old age in peace,” Foster humbly suggested.
Foster has simple expectations for her cat’s 32nd birthday — to be both happy and peaceful.
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