The domestic cat has an average life expectancy of 9 to 15 years. But that was not the case with Creme Puff. Born August 3, 1967, her time on earth clocked 38 years and 3 days, when she passed away just 3 days after her 38th birthday. This was on August 6, 2005. At the time, she held the mantle for the oldest recorded cat who ever lived, according to the 2010 edition of the Guinness World Record.
Creme Puff was a resident of Austin, Texas, where she lived with her owner Jake Perry. This Perry guy seems to be such a keeper, because not only did he own the oldest cat in the world, but also another cat not too spaced-apart in terms of age with Creme Puff. This other one was called Granpa Rexs Allen and was believed to have been born in 1964 in Paris and passed away in ’98 at the age of 34 years and 2 months. Granpa was also featured in an earlier edition of Guinness World Records as well as named Cat of the Year by Cats & Kittens magazine in 1999.
So, what was the diet that led to the longevity of Perry’s cats? You may never have guessed it – eggs, bacon, asparagus and broccoli, some say even coffee but not too sure about the latter.