Longest living cats and their awesome owners

Why Evolution Is True

A cat who lives two decades is a rarity, but this week I came across a BBC News item about Wadsworth, a cat in Bedford who, despite having been the runt of his litter, just turned 27:

Former landlady Ann Munday, from Wentworth Drive, acquired a “very poorly” cat she called Wadsworth, from a vet in De Parys Avenue in 1986.

With the vets’ help she said she nursed him back to health and “he has gone from strength to strength”.

The surgery, which moved to Acorn House in Brickhill, and still treats the cat, has verified his age.

Mrs Munday said her cat, known as Waddy, “is not as active as he was”.

Since he was taken on by Mrs Munday, the cat, who was named after the beer of a similar name, has lived at the Horse and Jockey public house before moving to The Blacksmith’s Arms…

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