A BRITISH cat has been hailed as the world’s oldest living moggy — after turning 30، the sun reported.
Rubble celebrated his birthday with a trip to the vet، where he was given a free check-up.
Owner Michele Foster، 50، left، from Exeter، got him as a kitten in May 1988. She said: “He’s lovely، although he has got a little grumpy in his old age.”
His incredible longevity is put down to the fact that Michele never had her own children and pampers him like her child.
Michele says that despite Rubble's unique achievement she tried to keep him out of the spotlight.
She added: "He has plenty of live left in him yet، but I don't think we will go down the Guinness World Record route as I am not sure he would like lots of people coming to see him or a fuss being made out of him.
"He is old now and would not like too much attention or be hassled. We would prefer if he was just left to live out his old age in peace."
Shaun Moore، from City Vets who looks after Rubble، said he is the oldest cat on their books.
He said: "We recently had this amazing cat in for a check up and to celebrate his 30th birthday.
"Rubble is quite likely to be the oldest cat in the UK and is still going strong."
The oldest cat in the record books is Creme Puff، of Austin Texas، who died in 2005 aged 38.