Bournemouth moggy Lucky could be world’s oldest cat at the age of 27-years-old

Bournemouth Echo: VIDEO: Move over, Poppy – I’m the world’s oldest cat VIDEO: Move over, Poppy – I’m the world’s oldest cat

SHE’S Lucky by name and clearly lucky by nature, as this pampered puss is laying claim to be the world’s oldest cat.

Owner Maureen Orchard claims she took Lucky in as a stray in 1987 and that she will celebrate her 27th birthday in October.

If this can be verified to the satisfaction of the Guiness World Records, it will make Lucky the world’s oldest cat – two years older than current record holder, Bournemouth-based tortoiseshell Poppy.

Lucky lives in Moordown with her doting owners Maureen, 76, and Len, 65. They say she has not left the house for 26 years, preferring to curl up in her own exclusive-use armchair.

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Maureen’s daughter Lorraine Anken said: “The fact she has lived so long is down to my mum and her husband and Aniwell vets in Kinson. She has fresh salmon, fresh chicken, fresh fish. She has a very healthy diet and she is thoroughly spoiled.

“My mum went out and paid £800 for a chair for her and my mum also sleeps in the lounge to keep her company. She’s that spoilt.”

Lucky is not in the best of health; she has a heart murmur, is going blind and is losing her fur due to her old age. But vets have reassured Maureen she is happy and content and not in any pain.

Maureen said: “She does still walk about the flat occasionally but mainly she is happy in her chair. I have to sleep in the same room as her, even if I just get up to go to the bathroom in the night she miaows until I come back. She’s like a baby in that respect.

“Her favourite meal is fresh salmon and because she hasn’t got many teeth left, my husband steams it and mashes it with a bit of milk. She loves that.”

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11:01am Thu 29 May 14

Eddie's dog says...

Many cats ........ too few recipes!
Many cats ........ too few recipes! Eddie's dog
  • Score: -19

11:33am Thu 29 May 14

Rocketdog says...

what as stupid comment, totally pointless, this cat has had a lovely life and is beautiful
what as stupid comment, totally pointless, this cat has had a lovely life and is beautiful Rocketdog
  • Score: 16

12:51pm Thu 29 May 14

speedy231278 says...

It's a cat. Woohoo. The only saving grace is that if it stays indoors, at least it doesn't kill or maim any of the local wildlife.
It's a cat. Woohoo. The only saving grace is that if it stays indoors, at least it doesn't kill or maim any of the local wildlife. speedy231278
  • Score: -15

4:29pm Thu 29 May 14

nickynoodah says...

My very good friend from up north XCHURCH chews all of his cats food before he gives it to his nine cats, he also sleeps with the lovely cats you know
most cat lovers do.
My very good friend from up north XCHURCH chews all of his cats food before he gives it to his nine cats, he also sleeps with the lovely cats you know most cat lovers do. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

5:39pm Thu 29 May 14

ShuttleX says...

I know some people will think it's wrong to spoil any animal, but I am sure Maureen and Len don't think of her as a cat, but a member of the family. With all the cruelty going on in the world, it's nice to see somebody who cares for their pets. Hope Lucky has a few more years left in her yet.
I know some people will think it's wrong to spoil any animal, but I am sure Maureen and Len don't think of her as a cat, but a member of the family. With all the cruelty going on in the world, it's nice to see somebody who cares for their pets. Hope Lucky has a few more years left in her yet. ShuttleX
  • Score: 10

5:40pm Thu 29 May 14

ShuttleX says...

Eddie's dog wrote:
Many cats ........ too few recipes!
Don't give up your day job....as a comedian, you would starve to death.
[quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: Many cats ........ too few recipes![/p][/quote]Don't give up your day job....as a comedian, you would starve to death. ShuttleX
  • Score: 7

5:41pm Thu 29 May 14

ShuttleX says...

speedy231278 wrote:
It's a cat. Woohoo. The only saving grace is that if it stays indoors, at least it doesn't kill or maim any of the local wildlife.
Are you ok in the head?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: It's a cat. Woohoo. The only saving grace is that if it stays indoors, at least it doesn't kill or maim any of the local wildlife.[/p][/quote]Are you ok in the head? ShuttleX
  • Score: 5

8:50pm Thu 29 May 14

60plus says...

It's lovely she is well loved when so many people treat animals so cruelly .
It's lovely she is well loved when so many people treat animals so cruelly . 60plus
  • Score: 2

9:03pm Thu 29 May 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

nickynoodah wrote:
My very good friend from up north XCHURCH chews all of his cats food before he gives it to his nine cats, he also sleeps with the lovely cats you know
most cat lovers do.
You say a lot of strange things. Sounds like you have very strange friends too.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: My very good friend from up north XCHURCH chews all of his cats food before he gives it to his nine cats, he also sleeps with the lovely cats you know most cat lovers do.[/p][/quote]You say a lot of strange things. Sounds like you have very strange friends too. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 1

9:37pm Thu 29 May 14

Pablo23 says...

If she took it in as a stray how does she know how old it is, or even its birthday

It does look a bit old, but I would need to see a photo of it as a kitten holding a newspaper from 1987.
Wearing a flowerpot man hat
If she took it in as a stray how does she know how old it is, or even its birthday It does look a bit old, but I would need to see a photo of it as a kitten holding a newspaper from 1987. Wearing a flowerpot man hat Pablo23
  • Score: -1

11:01pm Thu 29 May 14

guisselle says...

Good point if the cat was a stray but hey the ****-cat is loved! Is she missing
out on chewing fresh grass and hunting?
Good point if the cat was a stray but hey the ****-cat is loved! Is she missing out on chewing fresh grass and hunting? guisselle
  • Score: 0

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