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RSwordsman t1_ixk4lwk wrote

Having a single super-old cat may be random chance, but the same person having two? Was their water bowl the fountain of youth?


Austin_AD t1_ixkmv6z wrote


RSwordsman t1_ixkn57l wrote

Nice of you to defend his honor on here. I have basically zero chance of interacting with him but would prefer to think he's legit, so thanks. :)


Austin_AD t1_ixknnr0 wrote


Just the sweetest guy ever...hope he's still alive.

Never stops talking about his cats, what he feed them etc.

Nothing random about why his cats live longs lives.


GDH907 t1_ixkoscy wrote

what was the feed, etc?


Spire2000 t1_ixm5w3i wrote

According to the article, dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee, cream, and an eyedropper full of red wine every two days.


SupaConducta t1_ixow87e wrote

I catch my cats sipping my heavily creamed coffee way too often. Maybe I shouldn't get upset that I have to make a new cup.


randomcharacters3 t1_ixkpwvw wrote

Well as a follow up to, "...hope he's still alive", depending on the answer to that, he may have in fact stopped talking about his cats.


carcinoma_kid t1_ixlc8n4 wrote

If they’re drinking the same water he may well make it to 150.


hypotyposis t1_ixl8swl wrote

And his cousin is former Governor Rick Perry?? All the proof I need that we live in a simulation.


Honeyface t1_ixnbfc3 wrote

did he give you some tips for feline longlivity?


LitIllit t1_ixkuf90 wrote

No it was wine lol. From Wikipedia... Creme Puff's owner, Jake Perry, said her diet consisted of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream, and—every two days—"an eyedropper full of red wine". Perry claimed that this diet was key to her longevity, and that the wine "circulated the arteries".


Suspiciously_high t1_ixkphss wrote

My roommates mom had one put down in the last couple months due to complications and needing constant care that was definitely 30. Got it as a kitten for his sister on her 5th bday and she’s mid 30s now. My roommate and a friend have had bets going every year for like 5 years whether it will or won’t make it to the next years Christmas party


RSwordsman t1_ixkpqrj wrote

Seems like 30 for a cat is basically like 90-100 for a human. Not like it never happens especially with good health care, but still very much "holy crap that's old."


chadslc t1_ixksxgx wrote

30 for a cat is way past 90-100 for a human.


WafflesAreEpic t1_ixlqfgm wrote

Yeah a lot higher percentage of humans end up past 90 than cats do 30...


thegreenpeppers t1_ixlqz00 wrote

Interestingly, this is in the news today, published just two hours after your comment:,being%20rehomed%20by%20Cats%20Protection.

‘Flossie, 26, of Orpington, was confirmed as the oldest cat by Guinness World Records, which said she had a human equivalent age of 120 years old.’


climatelurker t1_ixm5dkm wrote

This brings up a good point. My brother seems to mentally extend the lives of his dogs past how long they actually lived. I don't think he realizes he's doing it.


ibetno1tookthis t1_ixn7rjo wrote

Dang, my great aunt (who lived to 104) had a cat that lived to 28.


ShibaHook t1_ixkhbmd wrote

Habitual liar.


RSwordsman t1_ixkheu7 wrote

That would be a really disappointing turn of events, but not totally unlikely. :/


cetacretin t1_ixlatau wrote

A lot of Guinness World Records are just paid for by rich people and protected from submissions to overtake said records, or it's just accepted because it's something weird that will draw people's attention (and thus bring in money from sales of their book, which is about the modern equivalent of a circus freak show sometimes)

Hbomberguy on YouTube recently accidentally got them to delete a record for Tommy Tallarico when he sent in an inquiry asking about how the record was verified. Shocker, it wasn't verified.

I'm not saying the records for the cats are fake because honestly I don't know, just that I always take a mental note that "world records" are often for entertainment purposes only, and sometimes are only about as real as "reality" TV shows. It's always worth looking up more information if your curiosity is sparked, just be wary it may be clickbait or stretched truth.


chadslc t1_ixksuhw wrote

If both were kept entirely indoors, it's not that far out of the question.


Nakorite t1_ixkw3uf wrote

Lol mate the chances of having two unrelated cats living with this liar owner somehow surviving almost double the expected age of a cat is so drastically improbable he is obviously lying.


BestOfSlaanesh t1_ixmnxvv wrote

There might be something about the diet he's giving them that extends their longevity. It's probably worth researching.


Nakorite t1_ixo0k9d wrote

The same diet that his previous cat had where it aged 10 years in 2 ? The guy is a pathological liar.

Basically one year his cat was in its 20s a couple of years later it died at 33.


chadslc t1_ixkwc8y wrote

I have a strictly-indoor cat who just turned 16 who isn't slowing down at all.

I take good care of her and don't feed her crap food.



shawnkfox t1_ixlabkj wrote

16 isn't particularly old for a cat, it isn't all that uncommon for cats to live to 20 years old or so and still be fairly healthy. Pretty rare for them to make it over 20 though before getting significant problems which require medication (usually kidney problems and/or diabetes) or they get cancer. Not that different than what takes out most people as they get up to 90+.

In any case, it is hardly very surprising that all the 30+ year old cats disappeared now that we use microchips to track them. The current world's oldest documented cat is only 26 which shows how ridiculous the claim of a 38 year old cat is.

If the guy wasn't a liar he may just have been senile and just got confused. Vets don't see cats often enough (except near end of life) to be able to tell two similar looking cats apart without a microchip.


WienerDogMan t1_ixl1qnm wrote

To put it in perspective, you would have to wait another 6 years (which would already be pushing the limit quite a bit) for your cat to be the same age as this cat was when your cat was first born.

Then living it’s entire 16 year life after that point.

Then having it happen twice.

It’s just beyond ridiculous.


WafflesAreEpic t1_ixlqlfb wrote

Yeah and some people win the lottery twice. Improbable things happen all the time.


Diamondsfullofclubs t1_ixlus1g wrote

But he takes good care of his cat and doesn't feed her crap.


Edit: /s


effjayyelle t1_ixl8gd8 wrote

Same! 19 years old here.

Except I only got her when she was 10, so I don't know how her life was before me. But she's thriving. Still doing zoomies and headbutting me for food (even though she's got like 3 teeth haha)


dokelyok t1_ixlx1sk wrote

My kitty is 19 too! She was in great health until developing asthma a few months ago but still acts like a hyper kitty most of the time.


spectrumero t1_ixm55b6 wrote

That your cat is doing well today doesn't mean they'll be doing well tomorrow.

Both my cats were fine until literally the day they died. My last one didn't go downhill until 18 hours before we had to have her put down.


t4thfavor t1_ixm635q wrote

My cat is 18 now, he’s getting skinnier but still sneaks outside to do whatever cats do outside on the regular. He’s pretty tough still even for someone of advanced age.


margo_plicatus t1_ixmekul wrote

Since you mentioned he’s losing weight: if he hasn’t had labwork recently, consider getting him in for that. There’s usually a medical reason. Here’s hoping you have several more good years with him!


RenuisanceMan t1_ixm1088 wrote

Under the 'lifestyle' section of the wiki article it says 'her diet consisted of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream, and—every two days—"an eyedropper full of red wine".'


Knull_Gorr t1_ixmkngb wrote

Understandable, my cat will try to drink any beer I have open. Like he'll try to get a lick while I'm still holding the bottle after taking a drink.