Did you know that Amsterdam has a cat museum called the Kattenkabinet? Here are a few items from its collection:
From The Dodo we hear about a d*g and cat who are good buddies and are regularly taken on hikes, now totaling over 900 miles.
Ever since the day they met, Bandito the pug and Luigi the cat have been the very best of friends.
A cat and a pug might not sound like a typical duo, but these two brothers just make sense, and are always together.
“They just clicked,” Finn Paus, the pair’s dad, told The Dodo. “Together they eat, sleep, fight, snore, dart and chase each other around constantly, every day!”
Not only are these guys an unlikely duo, they also do some unlikely things together — like, for instance, hiking miles and miles across Spain together.
When Paus’s parents passed away, he and his partner Seb Smetham realized how short life was, and wanted to do something meaningful with their time. And so they packed up Luigi and Bandito into a dog trolley, grabbed some camping gear and set off on a trip that lasted 46 days and over 400 miles.
“The walk across Spain was a life changer for us,” Paus said. “After the walk we never went home. We bought an old builder’s van and found a new place to live!”
Now the adorable group goes hiking and camping together all the time, and in total, they’ve hiked over 900 miles.
There are more pictures at the site.
From ZME Science, and many other sources, we have Nutmeg, the world’s oldest cat. He just celebrated his 31st birthday! Make no mistake about it: though he’s still ticking, he looks his age:
Moggy Nutmeg from Gateshead, UK is believed to be the oldest cat in the world. The cat popped up at its owners’ house 26 years ago, and they immediately adopted it – obviously taking care of it well.
”He rules the house and he’s absolutely gorgeous,” Nutmeg’s humans told The Mirror.
Despite being the equivalent of about 141 human years, Nutmeg suffered from a very serious stroke last year and now seems to be thriving. Now he seems to be quite healthy, and if everything goes right then he still has a few more lives to him.
Like every cat, he’s spoilt and enjoys his morning meal – and his morning love.
From the Torygraph, which shows us that Nutmeg’s age isn’t completely certain:
Liz and Ian Finlay are looking for documentation to support their claim for the cat they adopted as a stray.
The couple say they took Nutmeg, who they found in their garden in 1990, to their local Cats Protection League, where vets told them he was at least five years old.
. . . “I sorted out [an] abscess on his neck and then we took him to the Cats Protection League to check him over. The vet there said he was an adult, around five years.”
They say the secret to Nutmeg’s long life is his love of chicken.
“He comes in every morning at 5am from his bed next door and we get up and feed him. We have no children so he is our baby.”
The Westway Veterinary Group posted photos of Nutmeg celebrating his birthday on Facebook.
Corduroy, aged 26, is officially the oldest [living] cat in the world. He lives with his owner, Ashley Reed Okura, in Sisters, Oregon, in the United States.
h/t: Winnie F., Su, Grania, Matthew, Alexandra M.