Creme Puff (August 3, 1967 – August 6, 2005), who died at age 38 years and 3 days, was the oldest cat ever recorded, according to the 2007 edition of Guinness World Records. Creme Puff lived with her owner, Jake Perry, in Austin, Texas, United States. There is, however, much dispute over which is the oldest cat. There have been reports of cats living well into their 40s, however this is rarely proven, and is considered extremely unlikely.
other cat records:
Oldest living cat
The average life expectancy of an indoor cat is between 9 to 15 years. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the oldest living cat is a Burmese called Kataleena Lady who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Kataleena Lady was born on March 11th, 1977.
The oldest living cat is Creme Puff of Austin Texas. Born on August 3rd 1967, Creme Puff celebrated her 38th birthday in August 2005.
Also deserving a mention are Puss, who was born in 1903. Puss was owned by Mrs T. Holway of Devon. Puss passed away on 29th November, 1939, one day after his 36th birthday.
The second is Granpa who lived to the ripe old age of 34. Granpa Rexs Allen (Granpa for short) was a Sphyx adopted from the Humane Society in Texas .
Himmy who lived in Cairns, Queensland, is the heaviest recorded cat, weighing in at a staggering 21.3kg (46.8lbs). Himmy, a desexed tabby died at the age of 10 of respiratory failure.
Many sources mention a cat by the name of Snowbie, who reputedly weighs 44kg. Personally, I find this hard to believe, especially as Himmy's weight was 46.8lbs. That would make Snowbie twice Himmy's weight. My own conclusion is that somebody mistook Snowbie's weight in lbs for kilos, and this error has been copied over & over again. So, presuming Snowbie does in fact weigh 44lbs, this makes him the world's second heaviest cat on record, and the heaviest living cat. Snowbie resides in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with his owner Lorna.
As of February 2003, there is a new contender for the world's heaviest cat. Five year old Katy, who lives in Russia reportedly weighs 20kg. Katy's owners had hoped to have her recognised as the world's heaviest cat with the Guinness Book of Records however they are no longer accepting nominations in this category as they don't want to encourage pet owners to overfeed their animals.
The world's smallest cat is a Blue Point Himalayan by the name of Tinker Toy from the USA. Tinker Toy was just 2 ¾ tall (at the shoulder) & 7 ½ long (about the size of a cheque book). Tinker toy weighed 1lb & 8oz. Tinker Toy was featured in an article in the August 31, 1993 issue of National Enquirer. If anybody has a copy of this magazine I would love to hear from you.
Sadly, Tinker Toy passed away in November 1997. Many thanks to Scott & Katrina for their help.
Mr Peebles, a 2 year old domestic cat of Central Illinois holds the Guinness Book of World Records award for the smallest living cat.
Weighing in around 3lbs he is 6.1 inches high.
Apparently his small stature is due to a genetic defect.
Cat with most toes
Eighteen toes is the normal number for cats. A five year old moggy from Ontario, Canada is in the Guinness Book of Records for having the most toes. Jake has a total of 27 toes.
Unofficially Mooch who lives with his owners Bob & Becky Duval in Maine, USA is the winner having 28 toes. Mooch's owners have submitted evidence to the Guinness Book of Records, watch out Jake!!!
Cats with more than the "normal" number of toes are called Polydactyl. Poly comes from the Greek word "polys" which means many or more than one. Dactyl also comes from the Greek word "daktylos" or finger. Polydactyl's are also known as Hemingway cats.
Most Kittens Produced by a Domestic Cat
By 1952, Dusty, a Tabby moggy from Texas had given birth to a total number of 420 kittens in her lifetime.
The Largest Pet Litter
On 7th August, 1970, a four year old Burmese called Tarawood Antigone, who was owned by Valerie Gane of Oxfordshire, UK, gave birth to nineteen kittens. The surviving fifteen kittens consisted of 1 female & 14 males.
The Oldest Feline Mother
Kitty, owned by George Johnstone of Staffordshire, UK, gave birth to two kittens at the ripe old age of 30. During her life, Kitty produced a total of 218 kittens.
World's Most Well Travelled Cat
A cat by the name of Hamlet escaped from his carrier while on a flight from Toronto, Canada. Hamlet was discovered 7 weeks later behind a panel. In this time, he had travelled approximately 600,000kms.
World's Most Expensive Cat
An Asian Leopard Cat (ALC)/Domestic Shorthair (DSH) hybrid, bred by Esmond Gay, is the world's most expensive cat. Zeus, who is 90% ALC & 10% DSH has an asking price of £100,000.00.
Longest Non Fatal Fall
Andy, who was owned by a Florida Senator by the name of Ken Myer holds the world record for the longest non fatal fall. Andy fell from the 16th floor (200 feet) of an apartment building.
Longest Post Earthquake Survival by a Cat
A cat was discovered alive in a collapsed building 80 days after an earthquake in Taiwan in December 1999.
Ben Rea left his cat Blackie £15 million in his will.
Jack & Donna Wright of Kingston, Ontario made their way to the Guinness Book of Records for having the highest number of cats. According to the Guinness Book of Records they have 689 cats.
World's Fastest Feline
The Cheetah is the world's fastest cat, able to reach speeds of 70mph.
The world's best mouser was tortoiseshell moggy Towser, April 21st, 1963 to 20th March 1987. In her lifetime she caught 28,899 mice, plus numerous other unfortunate creatures such as rats & rabbits. Towser worked for the Glenturret Distillery. A statue has been erected in the distillery grounds to honour Towser.
and this one:
Pet trapped in dresser proves to be a lucky cat
By Nelson Daranciang
Maryanne Fife and her family never thought they would see their 3-year-old cat Cane again.
When the movers were at the Fifes' Iroquois Point home Dec. 15, Cane was nowhere to be found. The Fifes thought Cane might have run out of the house. He is an indoor cat, but the movers had left all the doors of the Albatross Avenue home open.
Cane likes to hide in Maryanne's dresser and had figured out how to open its drawers. But the movers had already taped all the drawers shut. When Maryanne asked one of the movers if the cat was in there, he said no.
"We took his word for it," she said.
Maryanne's 8-year-old daughter, Kerianne, walked around it a few times, banging on the sides, with no sound from Cane.
The Fifes stayed in the Iroquois Point home five more days and waited on the lanai every night for Cane to return. The day before they moved into a hotel, Maryanne and her 18-year-old daughter drove around the neighborhood looking for Cane.
"She was crying, calling out his name," Maryanne said.
Maryanne gave the neighbors and maintenance workers her number and asked them to call if they saw Cane. The family left Hawaii on Dec. 26 without him.
The Fifes settled in Crofton, Ky., and their household items arrived Jan. 27. Just in case Cane had been packed with the furniture, Larry Fife sent his wife and daughter away from the house before the movers arrived.
When the movers unloaded the dresser, there was a foul odor. Larry thought his worst fear was about to be realized. But when he opened the dresser, Cane was in one of the drawers staring back at him, meowing.
He called Maryanne with the news.
"He said, 'You're not going to believe this. The cat is alive.'"
Maryanne was driving around with Kerianne.
"I told Kerianne. She was jumping up and down. She was crying, I was crying. I was hyperventilating," she said.
Cane weighed 13.5 pounds in Hawaii. When he arrived in Crofton after 44 days inside the dresser, he weighed less than 3 pounds.
When Maryanne and her daughter returned home, Cane was inside drinking water. He was dehydrated and thirsty but could not eat anything.
The Fifes took Cane to an animal clinic, where a vet gave him fluids intravenously. Cane stayed hooked up to the IV overnight and went home the following afternoon.
Despite going a month and a half with no food or water, Cane suffered no permanent damage to his internal organs.
"He has no kidney or liver damage. That's the miracle," Maryanne said.
He is slowly regaining his weight, which is now up to 11.5 pounds. And he does not appear to have suffered any emotional injury.
"He's back to his old ways. He's even more sweeter," Maryanne said.
One thing Cane will not be doing anymore is hiding in Maryanne's dresser. The dresser is in storage, and Maryanne does not plan to use it.