September 23rd, 2017 10:26 EST
World's Oldest Cat, Nutmeg, dies at 32
"Nutmeg, believed to be the world`s oldest cat, died in England at the age of 32 earlier this month, his owners said.
Westway Veterinary Group in Newcastle upon Tyne announced Nutmeg died on Sept. 14 as a result of heart failure.
Liz and Ian Finlay cared for Nutmeg for 27 years after taking him in as a stray when he was 5 years old.
Finlay and his wife said their other cat Spice, who died in the early 2000s, constantly brought Nutmeg into their home before they decided to adopt him.
Finlay attributed Nutmeg`s long life to healthy portions of treats such as tuna, cream and hot roast chicken."
Cats are entitled to nine lives, but after having lived for 32 years I doubt Nutmeg will be reincarnated.
Nutmeg was a stray cat who was adopted when he was five years old, had he stayed on the streets he would probably wouldn`t have lived more than ten years. Feral felines live short and brutish lives; God bless people who adopt stray cats.
Nutmeg`s owners attribute his long life to healthy portions of treats such as tune, cream and hot roast chicken. I`ve owned cats all of my adult life, and one of my cats lived for twenty years, and I fed her tuna regularly. Don`t be afraid to spoil your kitties by feeding them human food every once in a while.
Nutmeg`s owners are so heartbroken that they don`t plan on getting another cat. I hope they change their minds after their sorrow subsides, I can`t imagine life without a cat.
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