Los Angeles: Tiffany Two, the holder of world’s oldest cat living record, has died in her sleep at the age of 27 years, 2 months and 20 days, Guinness World Records said.
Born on March 13, 1988 in San Diego, California, the short-haired black and orange tortoiseshell was bought by her owner Sharon Voorhees from a local pet shop when the record breaking kitty was six weeks old.
Sharon paid USD 10 for her and commonly referred to Tiffany Two as the “best money ever spent”. To put her lifespan into context, when Tiffany Two celebrated her 27th birthday in March she had lived the equivalent of 125 human years, Guinness said.
Sharon settled on the name Tiffany Two as something of a tribute to another tortoiseshell cat she once owned in the 1970s that also boasted a beautiful multi-coloured coat. Despite her incredible age, as recently as February, Tiffany Two was reported to have good sight and hearing.
Besides very small ailments such as high blood pressure from time to time, Sharron described her as “not feeble and still able to go up and down stairs”. She enjoyed a varied diet with both wet food and dry food and resided mainly indoors but frequently popped outside when she fancied.
While Tiffany Two’s longevity was incredible, she still was some way off the oldest cat ever record, set by a feline from Austin, Texas called Creme Puff who was born on August 3, 1967 and lived until August 6, 2005 – an amazing 38 years and 3 days, Guinness said.