A beautiful tortoiseshell cat named Flossie lives out her days with her human in England, and has recently set the Guinness World Record for the Oldest Living Cat as she celebrated her 27th birthday.
Even though her age has resulted in some vision and hearing difficulties, Flossie, according to her human, Vicki Green, is still very playful and cuddly as she has always been.
Vicki explained that sweet Flossie is unbothered by her deafness and is still playful and curious about her her surroundings. She also quickly adapts to new environments despite her lack of sight.
“Every day, you can either find Flossie purring and napping by her owner, curled in her favourite yellow blanket, or enjoying a nice, big bowl of food.”
Flossie became a part of Green’s family when Green adopted the sweet kitty from the non-profit organisation Cats Protection. Before she arrived at the center, Flossie had lived in three different homes, outliving two of her humans and it was expected that she will live out her days at the shelter.
“After living the first few months of her life as a feral cat, Flossie found herself surrounded by love, warm meals and toys. She lived with her owner until they passed away, ten years later. After that, Flossie was taken in by her previous owner’s sister. Sadly, after 14 years of living in the new home, the kitty found herself yet again in need of a house when her second owner also passed away. She was then aged 24.”
When she met Flossie, it was love at first sight. Green understood the needs of an elder cat and was happy to provide a loving home to Flossie for as long as she lives. “She’s so affectionate and playful, especially sweet when you remember how old she is. I’m immensely proud that Cats Protection matched me with such an amazing cat. ….If I’m in such good shape when I’m her age with someone who does what’s best for me when I need it most, I shall be a very happy lady.”