30-year-old Siamese is now in the record books for the oldest living cat!
At 30 years old, Scooter, a Siamese feline, has been declared the new world's oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of World Records!
Born on March 26, 1986, Scooter has lived with his owner Gail Floyd in Mansfield, Texas since the beginning.
Scooter was a playful loving kitten from the start. He never liked to leave Gail's side and would often play with her hair and climb on her shoulder whenever he could.
At 30 years old, Gail is still that loveable kitten at heart. He wakes up Gail at 6AM, "talking and jumping around." When she returns home from work, Scooter will be waiting by the door, giving her a warm welcome home.
Gail told Guinness World Records that the secret to his longevity is that she keeps him active.
"He likes to see new places and he likes people."
Scooter has travelled with Gail to 45 of 50 states in the US and loves to visit Gail's mother at the nursing home.
Scooter also is one tough kitty.
In October 2014, Scooter broke his leg and has been undergoing treatments ever since. However, his veterinarians say, “Scooter is quite an amazing cat, with a strong will to live.”
Scooter snagged the record title from 26-year-old Corduroy of Sisters, Oregon, who was born August 1, 1988. (He's still going strong and wants the title back ;) )
The oldest cat ever documented was Crème Puff of Austin, Texas, who at 38 years 3 days, lived more than double the average life expectancy of the species.
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