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27-Year-Old British Cat, World's Oldest?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

On March 6, a British cat called Wadsworth celebrated his 27th birthday, possibly making him the world's oldest feline.

Waddy, as he is more commonly known, is named after the British beer. He has lived with owner Ann Munday in Bedfordshire, England, since 1986. She adopted the cat when he was just 4 weeks old and had apparently been thrown out by his previous owners for being too small.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

Ack how sweet and adorable! He actually has a look to him of an oap, kind of wisened and weary.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Daww Kitteh Dx  Don't tempt me with Cats.  :cry:


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

How do they know there isn't an older one tucked away in some Japanese bungalow?  How do they know this one's age (I've never seen a cat birth certificate, although I would guess they do exist).


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:07 PM

I had an old cat, "Shadow" because she was grey-black, who had massive malignancies at 22 and had to be put down.  She was a sweet one, purring as she died.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

happy birthday


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

He doesn't look very happy.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:29 PM

Thank me.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

Happy Birthday Waddy. Obviously kept by RESPONSIBLE owners. He wouldn't be this age otherwise



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

At 27 this is a very remarkable cat. But I can't even begin to imagine a 38 year old cat. What is that in cat-years...200??



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 19 March 2013 - 06:50 PM, said:

At 27 this is a very remarkable cat. But I can't even begin to imagine a 38 year old cat. What is that in cat-years...200??

I think you mean, "What is that in human years?" Well it's simple proportion. If 27 is 125 human years then 38 is 176 human years, (rounded up). How do they come up with these human equivalent years anyway? The figures here are far too high in my opinion!

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

176 sounds about right.

I think they take sexual maturity and average lifespan and template that onto the human equivalent.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

dude this feline is awesome and cool!!!:)wow i hope i live up to that age 125 years and more.wow that cat is old but awesome and full of wisdom and experiences.i have to meet wadsworth.ask him what's his or her secret lol but this is awesome story though


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

View PostMrSerendipity, on 19 March 2013 - 07:40 PM, said:

I think you mean, "What is that in human years?" Well it's simple proportion. If 27 is 125 human years then 38 is 176 human years, (rounded up). How do they come up with these human equivalent years anyway? The figures here are far too high in my opinion!
It's a decent guideline to give us an idea but the human and cat curves plotting survival on age surely aren't the exact same shape (measuring the slope over any/all points of a curve) over each one's respective lifetime.  It would seem that at higher values of age, the two curves diverge and the simple proportion becomes much less accurate of an estimate.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:23 AM

Happybirth day wadsworth





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