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The UK’s oldest living cat is celebrating his 30th birthday!

Cat celebrates 30th birthday cat-happy
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Michele Foster, from Devon, got her kitty Rubble when he was just a kitten…in 1988! This week, he celebrated a whopping 30 years of life – now that’s impressive.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 25/05/2019, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:46

Cats do tend to live longer than dogs, especially so if they are indoor kitties. Still, even the healthiest of kitties live on average 14 to 17 years. Beyond that is pretty exceptional.

Ageing like a fine wine

Though very old, Rubble is actually doing quite well. Apart from taking medication for his blood pressure, this handsome cat gets a clean bill of health.

Foster says: “He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age.” And who wouldn’t be? In human years, Rubble’s around 137!


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To celebrate his birthday, he was treated to a free wellness check-up by his vet, who also decorated the clinic with balloons and served him his favourite cat food!

Living out his best life

Rubble is not quite a record-breaker just yet though. Creme Puff, from Texas, died in 2005 at 38 years of age! With Rubble being such a healthy fella, it wouldn’t be surprising if he reached that age. Despite this, his owner would prefer him to stay away from the spotlight and in the comforts of a normal cat life.

“Rubble is old now and would not like too much attention or to be hassled. We would prefer if he was just left to live out his old age in peace.”

We at Wamiz, think this is the right choice, and are so happy Rubble lives in such a loving, caring home!

In fact, when asked about it, Foster admits the TLC Rubble has been getting all his life has a lot to do with his ripe old age: “If you care about something and someone and really love them, that goes a long way.”

We wish Melanie and Rubble many more years of happiness together!