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Is this the world's oldest cat?

Published On: Mar 15 2013 09:41:28 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 18 2013 10:09:04 AM CDT
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A British cat named Wadsworth who recently celebrated his 27th birthday may be the world's oldest living feline.

Waddy, as he's more commonly known, is named after the British beer, according to Metro.

He didn't get the best start in life, thrown out by his owners as the runt of the litter, but was adopted in 1986 by 66-year-old Ann Munday in Ravensden, Bedfordshire, when he was just four weeks old.

These days, Waddy isn't as spry as he used to be at 125 cat years, but does enjoy chicken and some fish and chips occasionally, according to the Times & Citizen.

He suffers from hyperthyroidism and has his blood pressure checked regularly, but is otherwise "very stable," veterinarian Gill Monsell told the Times & Citizen.

"He's like a little old man, really," Munday told BBC News. "He gets up, goes out, comes in, has his food and then goes back to sleep."

Creme Puff, the oldest cat ever, lived with her owner in Texas until dying in 2005 at age 38, according to Guinness World Records.

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