Meet Nutmeg the cat. 26 years ago this tabby chose his humans in their backyard. He's now 31 years old and still going strong. 

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This super senior cat has one deaf ear and three teeth left, but he has the heart of a lion. He bounced back from a serious illness last year.

Nutmeg may have lost one of his nine lives, but this old man is not ready to kick the bucket yet.


Liz and Ian Finlay found Nutmeg 26 years ago when he showed up in their garden under a wheelbarrow. 

He was checked over by the Cat Protection League, who said the condition of his teeth made him at least five years old, and his owners have had him for 26 years.

The couple rescued him and gave him a loving home. The kitty has been their most loyal and lovable companion since.


The couple treasures their cat that they have spent over 2 and a half decades with, with all their hearts.

"He is not our cat – we are his humans and he never lets us forget that. I think that's the secret to his long life."

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The Guinness record holder for the Oldest Living Cat is Scooter at the age of 30. Nutmeg has surpassed this and is the new champion.

This June Nutmeg and his family celebrated his 31st birthday, making Nutmeg the equivalent of 141 in human years. 

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