How long did Creme Puff live? She is the oldest cat and made it into the Guinness World Records at a whopping 38 years old! She was alive from August 3, 1967 to  August 6, 2005 [1].

Where was she found? Creme Puff lived with her owner, Jake Perry, in Austin, Texas [1].

What did she eat? She dined on bacon, eggs, broccoli, and coffee with heavy cream [2]. My cats may conspire to burn the house down with coffee in their system, but that’s a pretty good diet for any cat. Carbohydrates are about the worse thing you can give to your kitty.

What did she look like? Creme Puff looked like an orange and white cat. See Figures 1 and 2.

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Figure 1. The Almost a Highlander Kitty, Creme Puff.
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Figure 2. Creme Puff looking like a happy kitty that loved eggs and bacon.

How do people know how old she was? Vet records.

Cuteness facts: Jake Perry loves kitties and he’s had many that lived well over 25 years old. He even donates any proceeds from his famous cats to animal shelters [3].

 

  1. Guinness World Records 2010. Bantam; Reprint edition. 2010. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-553-59337-2. The oldest cat ever was Creme Puff, who was born on August 3, 1967 and lived until August 6, 2005—38 years and 3 days in total.
  2. Bicket, Tammy L.; Brandon, Dawn M. (2008). Hugs for Cat Lovers. Howard Books. p. 88. ISBN 978-1-4165-5705-0.
  3. The Austin Chronicle. http://www.austinchronicle.com/best-of-austin/year:2011/poll:critics/category:politics-and-personalities/jake-perry-best-retired-plumber-with-some-claims-to-fame/ Accessed 10/7/2016