KARLSKOGA, Sweden — A woman in Sweden is claiming that her cat, Missan, is the oldest living cat in the world at 29 years old.
“I read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the world’s oldest, and I just thought to myself: ‘mine is older!'” Asa Wickberg told the TT news agency.
Wickberg found Missan, a brown moggy, as a kitten in 1985, and quickly adopted her.
Missan turns 30 this spring and Ms. Wickberg expects her cat to celebrate her 30th birthday comfortably.
If her age is proven, Missan will surpass Tiffany Two, 26, from San Diego, California, as the world’s oldest living cat.
The average lifespan of a domesticated cat is between 13 and 17 years, according to the ASPCA.
The oldest cat in history, Creme Puff, died in 2005 at the ripe old age of 38 years and three days.