Cats are pretty remarkable animals. They’re helpful and easily identified. They have gone from gods to be worshiped to companions, and for some people their cats are like husbands or wives. Still, in the history of catdom, there’s never been anything like Lucy the cat from South Wales. Lucy the cat is believed to be 39 years old, which would make her one of the oldest cats to ever live.
“She’s gone deaf but apart from that she’s in good shape. She still looks for mice every day,” said Lucy’s owner, 62-year-old Bill Thomas. ”We have researched Lucy’s past and found she was born in Thomas Street, Llanelli in 1972. We have spoken to other people who can verify seeing her in the fish and chip shop in the early seventies. She appears to be the genuine article.”
Unfortunately, there’s no way to really verify Lucy’s record, as there’s not a reliable way to properly check her age and the Guinness World Records organization doesn’t keep track of ancient cats. Still, even if Lucy is half her suspected age, that’s pretty incredible.
Original Post : 5th January, 2011