Mews and Nips: World’s Oldest Cat is a Tortoiseshell


Poppy, a 24-year-old tortoiseshell cat from Bournemouth, England, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest cat. Born in 1990, she was adopted by Marguerite Corner and her daughter Jacqui at the age of five. When she was ten, she went with Jacqui who had moved in with future husband Andy West. The couple now have two sons – Joe, 11 and Toby, eight – and Poppy shares their home with four other cats, two rabbits and a hamster. Poppy is deaf and blind, but despite her age and frailty, in true tortie fashion, she is still the boss of the house. Read her full story on Yahoo News UK.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we told you about what is being done to address the feline health care crisis in the US, on Tuesday, we reviewed the Be Forever Furless hair removal brush, on Wednesday, we took you to London’s first cat cafe, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, on Thursday, we told you about Maddie’s Fund Pet Adoption Days, and on Friday, we reviewed a fascinating new book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a Stand-N-Scoop litter scoop!

Today’s video features what is arguably one of the greatest kitty hugs ever. Enjoy!


Photo of Poppy via Yahoo News UK

7 Comments on Mews and Nips: World’s Oldest Cat is a Tortoiseshell

  1. Christi Anderson
    May 25, 2014 at 9:52 am (6 years ago)

    My Cece is a tortoiseshell and she is 15, I can only hope that she will that long! I can’t imagine my life without her.

    • Ingrid
      May 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm (6 years ago)

      Here’s to many more years for your Cece, Christi!

  2. jorge
    May 25, 2014 at 12:12 am (6 years ago)

    My tortoiseshell, Luna lived till 22 years old.

    • Ingrid
      May 25, 2014 at 6:50 am (6 years ago)

      Wow, that’s amazing, Jorge!

  3. Sue Brandes
    May 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm (6 years ago)

    24 that is amazing. Bless her heart. Love the cat video. My Cashew does that too.

  4. Glogirly and Katie
    May 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Awww…. sweet Poppy. What a beautiful story.
    And the kitty hug video is the BEST!
    : )

  5. Diane Ricciardi Stewart
    May 24, 2014 at 3:30 am (6 years ago)

    lovely post!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the kitty hugs!!!!! <3


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