Scooter, a Siamese cat from Texas named by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living cat at 30 year old, is this week’s Moggy of the Week because tragically he died just a few weeks ago – so this win is in celebration of his life.
Scooter was born during Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister – which just goes to show how old he was. He was awarded the title of world’s oldest living cat at the start of this month but then, sadly, died only a few weeks afterwards.
His owner, Gail Floyd (who was there the day that Scooter was born) had said his longevity was down to him staying active. She told Guinness Book of Records that he became accustomed to riding on her shoulder, going with her wherever she went and was an early riser, waking Gail up every morning at 6 am, “talking” and jumping around. He would always be by the door waiting for her to get home from work and his travelling bug saw him join Gail on trips to 45 of the 50 US states – an impressive fete that not many other cats – or people – can claim.
He is a well-deserving Moggy of the Week as his mum Gail and he were together for his entire life and she loved him loads, so he had a good life. And, for those of you wondering, the Guinness world’s oldest cat before Scooter was another Texas kitty, named Crème Puff, who lived to the ripe old age of 38 – which is 266 in cat years!