A 26-year-old cat in Oregon may hold the title for the world's oldest
· Nov 23, 2021 · NottheBee.com

Cats are already ornery and sullen enough as it is, but imagine a cat old enough to run for the House of Representatives:

An Oregon cat might soon have a Guinness World Records title after his owners discovered he is two years older than the current feline recognized as the world's oldest living cat.

Charly Briggs of Turner said friends suggested she contact Guinness World Records to see if her cat, Samm, might be the world's oldest living cat at age 26.

"I asked Guinness, and they were like, 'The oldest living cat we have on record right now is 24,'" Briggs told KPTV. "I'm like, 'What? He's older than 24.' I was like just freaking out. Then I was putting it to my friends on social media like, 'Guys, he could do it. He could win.' They're like, 'Go for it, go for it!' Yeah, we're going for it."

Apparently, a veterinarian has already confirmed that the cat is, indeed, 26 years old.

It would be remiss of us not to point out that, in practical terms, "world's oldest cat" is about the most notable thing a cat can aspire to be.

A dog can shoot for the stars and become a disaster rescue animal, a therapy pooch, a sheepherder – you name it. The best a cat can do is just... get old.

Ah, we shouldn't be so grouchy. Congratulations, Samm the Cat!

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