|Charlie, looking handsome at 29, with his owner.|
Is it their diet? Their lifestyle? Lucy, a grey tabby may be 39 years old. Charlie, a ginger kitty is 29. Most cats live an average of 12-15 years. These two senior cats must be doing something right. They certainly don't show their age.
|Lucy as she appeared in a local paper. Is she really 39?|
In the Daily Mail Reporter it was reported that Lucy is deaf but "that she is in good shape." When Lucy's owner Bill Thomas took her to the vet, the vet said, "she was very old but it was not possible to give her exact age."
Charlie is from Coulter, Lanarkshire in Scotland.
Charlie is a Well-Traveled Cat
He is owned by Sina Graham a former BBC correspondent. He's quite the traveler. As reported by The Scottish Sun, Charlie was on Air Force One during Clinton's presidency and at Nelson Mandela's release.
Charlie has a taste for tea.
Did Cream Puff's and Granpa's Diet Help?Before Lucy and Charlie, there was Cream Puff. She was the oldest cat at 38 years and 3 days as listed by the Guinness Book of World Records 2010. She lived from August 3, 1967 to August 6, 2005.
Cream Puff was owned by Jake Perry and lived in Austin, Texas. Jake Perry was featured in "South Paws," a short documentary about his beloved cats. (See below) Perry also owned a sphynx, named Granpa who lived 34 years and 2 months.
What accounts for the longevity of Perry's cats? Maybe it was their unique diet. Every morning he fed them bacon, eggs, broccoli and coffee.
Maybe I'll change my breakfast plans.
photo credit of Charlie: The Scottish Sun