February 25, 2015
29-Year-Old Cat Is Unofficially World's Oldest Living Cat And Is On The Verge Of 30

At 29-years-old, a cat in Sweden is considered the world's oldest cat. Missan is an adopted kitty owned by Asa Wickberg. Wickberg found her when she was a kitten in 1985. She's done something right to see her pet live such long life.

Fox News 8 reports that Missan is running for the title of world's oldest living cat. The Inquisitr just reported last week about Tiffany Two, a 26-year-old cat in San Diego that won the title in the Guinness Book of Records. Tiffany Two is 26-years-old. It's possible Missan can take that title if her age is proven.

Wickberg noticed an article about the world's oldest cat and knew Missan was older.

The Telegraph writes that Missan will turn 30-years-old this spring. At 29, the world's oldest cat is described as a bit of a "loner" by Wickberg.

"She's a bit of a loner, and has always been a bit shy and a little cautious. But she likes dogs. She takes to them very quickly," Wickberg tells the Telegraph.

The cat's owner says Missan has recently overcome some minor back and kidney problems. She adds that it's "highly likely" her cat will make 30.

For its part, the website for Guinness World Records published an article February 6 about Tiffany Two being crowned the world's oldest cat. The famous feline turns 27 on March 13. Her sight and hearing is still doing well for her age. She has minor issues with high blood pressure, but is very agile and can still climb stairs.

The record-holding cat isn't afraid of anything.

"She's not afraid of anything or anyone. She walks right past the dogs, she's very feisty!" owner Sharon Voorhees said.

Sharon named her cat Tiffany Two as a tribute to another tortoiseshell cat she had in the 1970s. Their colors and condition of of their coat was the nearly the same.

In a mind-blowing reveal, Sharon said this world's oldest cat titleholder went missing for a full two years. She returned, but remains a very independent cat.

The previous oldest cat in Guinness was Poppy, a cat born in 1990. Creme Puff in Austin, Texas, is the oldest cat in history. She died in 2005 at the age of 38.

Most cats live to be anywhere over 14 or 15. Others can make it to as old as 19, 20, and a few years beyond that in rarer cases.

Will Missan pass Tiffany Two as being officially the world's oldest living cat? 29 is arguably a big number for a cat.

[Photo Credit: Twitter via Fox 8 News]