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Born in 1995, Flossie was declared the world’s oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of Records and the Cats Protection charity.

Flossie was given to volunteers in Kent at the age of 26 after her owner was unable to support her. She has found a new home with experienced senior cat carer Vicki Green, who lives in Orpington, South East London and is the same age as her new pet, who will be 27 in a few weeks. Despite being deaf and partially sighted, Flossie is loving, playful and kind, she writes Sky News.

“I knew from the beginning that Flossie was a special cat, but I never thought I’d be sharing my home with a Guinness World Record holder,” said Vicki Green.

124 years old in cat years

From 1995, two hospital workers looked after him in Merseyside. Flossie was with them for ten years until they died. The cat was then taken in by the sister of one of the owners and stayed with her for another 14 years until that owner also died.

Flossie was with the woman’s son for three years until the situation forced her to take him to the Tunbridge Wells branch of Cat Protection. Branch coordinator Naomi Rosling said they were shocked when vet records showed Flossie was nearly 27 years old.

27 human years equals 124 cat years,

however, he still has a ways to go to break the record for the oldest cat ever. Creme Puff lived with his owner for 38 years and three days in Austin, Texas.