Nine lives or one…it has certainly been long for Wadsworth, who is the world’s oldest cat after turning 27 – or 125 in human years.
Happy purr-thday: Meet Wadsworth, the world’s oldest cat
The cat, known as Waddy, didn’t have the best start after being born the runt of the litter and was even thrown out by his owners.
His life began to turn around when he was adopted by 66-year-old Ann Munday in Ravensden, Bedfordshire when he was just four weeks old.
"I’ve always had cats, but he is an absolute dream and he has been a fantastic companion since my husband died 13 years ago," she explained.
"He was a tiny and very poorly little thing so it’s a miracle he has survived."
Waddy has been treated by the same vet ever since meaning he has records to prove his age.
"He doesn’t have any back claws so he is a house cat, but can go for a run in the garden," Ms Munday added.
"Now he is like a little old man and mainly sleeps and eats. He has some ailments but he still gets up on my bed and the table."