World's oldest living cat named Flossie, at nearly 27 she's survived multiple owners and loves naps

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Meet Flossie: At nearly 27 years old – the feline equivalent of 120 human years old – the senior lady has been crowned the world’s oldest living cat by Guinness World Records.

She was once homeless.

She’s had multiple owners.

Today she enjoys the simple things life has to offer, like food, cuddles and naps.

Meet Flossie: At nearly 27 – the feline equivalent of roughly 120 human years old – the senior British cat has been crowned the world’s oldest living cat.

In good health, although poorly sighted and deaf, Flossie is 26 years and 317 days old, according to a Thanksgiving Day news release from Guinness World Records who named her as the world record holder.

The London cat has lived in at least four homes. She was recently given to Cats Protection, a cat charity and adoption agency, where workers realized Flossie wasn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.

Workers were “flabbergasted” when they saw Flossie’s vet records, said Cats Protection’s branch coordinator Naomi Rosling.

“She’s the oldest cat I ever met,” Rosling said.

Her story begins in December 1995, when Flossie was adopted by a worker at Merseyside hospital in Liverpool. At the time, she roamed free as a young stray and lived in a colony of cats close to the hospital. 

Meet Flossie: At nearly 27 years old – the feline equivalent of 120 human years old – the senior lady has been crowned the world’s oldest living cat by Guinness World Records.

Flossie lived with her owner for 10 years, until they died and she was adopted by her owner’s sister and lived with her for 14 years, until the sister died.

At age 24, her previous owner’s son took her in. She lived with him for about three years but in the end took her to Cats Protection for her “best interests.”



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