At 26 years and 205 days old – nearly 121 in cat years, Corduroy the cat is officially the world’s oldest, but that hasn’t stopped him from embracing the social media craze.
“I set up Corduroy’s Instagram on August 13 last year,” the cat’s owner, Ashley Reed Okura, explains. “The same day Guinness World Records graciously announced his claim to the record of oldest living cat.” He also has a Snapchat and Facebook page and Okura does her best to update Corduroy’s thousands of fans on his life on her Sisters, Oregon ranch with her and her husband.
Beyond his social media habit, Corduroy’s owner says he is still young at heart. “Corduroy certainly does not act his age – he still jumps onto counters and jumps down,” Okura says. “Every night, he glides up our flight of stairs and jumps onto our bed and sleeps with us before waking us up every morning around 5am.”
- Maybe the most incredible part? Longevity runs in Corduroy’s family. When Ashley picked out the cat as a six-year-old, her brother Ryan, then five, picked out a kitten he called Batman. That feline lived till it was 19.
A photo posted by Corduroy (@oldestlivingcat) on Feb 21, 2016 at 8:45am PST
A video posted by Corduroy (@oldestlivingcat) on Feb 2, 2016 at 4:15pm PST