A tortoiseshell named Tiffany Two is now the world’s oldest living cat, according to Guinness World Records.
The petite cat is 26 years old and will turn 27 in March.
The average cat lives to be approximately 15, while in human years, Tiffany Two is estimated to be 125 years old.
The cat’s owner, Sharron Voorhees, 73, submitted medical and grooming records, along with photos to help Guinness verify the cat’s age.
According to Guinness, Voorhees purchased the cat from a pet shop in 1988 for $10.
Tiffany 2 has a bit of arthritis and takes blood pressure medication, but otherwise is healthy. The owner told Guinness that the cat is still feisty, active and afraid of nothing.
Tiffany 2 reigns over a household that includes two other cats and two dogs.
When asked in a U-T San Diego interview why she thinks Tiffany 2 has lived so long, Voorhees said she thinks the cat does not want to leave her behind.
As for how Voorhees will honor Tiffany 2 on her upcoming 27th birthday, Voorhees said she might slip her record-setting kitty a special treat of chicken or turkey.
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