Mews and Nips: Record Breaking Cats
Today’s round up features two record breaking cats. According to the Daily Mail, a cat in England reached the amazing age of 39 years. Lucy was born in 1972 when Richard Nixon was president and a gallon of gas cost 36 cents. Lucy’s guardian inherited the senior lady when his wife’s godmother died in 1999. The veterinarian who examined the cat was amazed at the cat’s long life. Lucy is deaf, but otherwise in good shape. She still likes to partrol her garden every day. A spokesman for Guinness World Records said there was no entry for the world’s oldest cat. Read the full story on The Daily Mail.
Our second record breaker is a 5-year-old cat in Texas who weighs 41 pounds. Named Skinny by the Dallas, Tx area animal shelter who is caring for the cat, he was found as a stray in a yard. I’m not sure how I feel about the name. Obesity is no joke, with a staggering 53% of America’s cats being overweight or obese. Skinny is most likely diabetic, blood tests were pending as of this writing. It seems pretty obvious that someone had to have been feeding this cat, but officials have been unable to locate a guardian. Read the full story on The Huffington Post.
The cat in today’s video is giving Rocky Balboa a run for his money, and is proof that to a cat, anything can become a toy. Enjoy!
Photo sources: photo of Lucy from The Daily Mail, photo of Skinny from The Huffington Post