Rubble the cat is known as the oldest living cat in the world. The feline just celebrated his 30th birthday making him the oldest house cat in the UK, and most likely, the oldest in the world. Rubble currently lives with his owner Michele Heritage in Exeter, England. Heritage and her cat celebrated the milestone birthday with a surprise party at City Vets animal Hospital.
“Happy 30th (yes, THIRTIETH!) Birthday to Rubble!” the animal clinic wrote on its official Facebook page. “Rubble is CityVets oldest feline patient and likely to be the oldest cat in the UK! We surprised Rubble when he came in for a routine check with a balloon and his favorite food! Rubble is on medication for his blood pressure but apart from that, he is in remarkably good health.”
Aside from the surprise, Rubble was also given some of his favorite cat treats and a free checkup to mark the special day. According to the record books, the oldest cat ever recorded was a 38-year old cat named Crème Puff. But according to Heritage, Rubble is very healthy and he could very well match that record or even surpass it.
“He has plenty of live left in him yet, but I don’t think we will go down the Guinness World Record route as I am not sure he would like lots of people coming to see him or a fuss being made out of him,” Heritage said. Rubble is not as active as he was when he was younger, but despite his old age, he still likes to climb and stalk like most other cats do.