Poppy the world's oldest cat who lived in Bournemouth dies at the age of 24

Poppy the cat

Poppy the cat

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THE world’s oldest cat - who lived in Bournemouth - has died aged 24.

Poppy, who had been recognised by Guinness World Records, passed away just weeks after attaining the honour.

The beloved tortoiseshell had lived the equivalent of 114 human years before she died at her home in Bournemouth last Friday.

Owners, Jacqui and Andy West, say she died following a water infection and a problem with her back legs.

Poppy was submitted to the “Oldest Cat Currently Living” category in February of this year and was officially awarded her world title on May 19 – a mere 23 days before her death.

Jacqui, 43, said the whole family are truly devastated by Poppy’s death.

Guinness World Records’ representative Jamie Clarke said: “We’re sad to hear the news of Poppy’s passing who we were delighted to announce as the oldest living cat in May. We are yet to identify who the next oldest living cat is and are currently exploring potential candidates.”

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8:55pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Alumchiner says...

Sorry to hear of your loss. If you ever connect in life with a creature , whatever type it is, and it has love and affection for you it hurts like hell when the pass.
She had a great life and was obviously happy and contented surrounded by love. I guess we all aim to have that in life ? RIP
Sorry to hear of your loss. If you ever connect in life with a creature , whatever type it is, and it has love and affection for you it hurts like hell when the pass. She had a great life and was obviously happy and contented surrounded by love. I guess we all aim to have that in life ? RIP Alumchiner
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9:04pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Ollieblog says...

So sad but obviously a well loved cat who had a happy life and brought many many years of companionship to her lucky family! RIP Pops!
So sad but obviously a well loved cat who had a happy life and brought many many years of companionship to her lucky family! RIP Pops! Ollieblog
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11:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

ScoobyVic says...

Really lovely words Alumchiner and Ollieblog, I would also like to say R.I.P to Poppy, as Alumchiner said, if you've ever been lucky enough to have a special bond with a creature, it's something so lovely. It truly does hurt like hell when they leave us so myself and my 3 boys send lots of human and pussycat love to Jacqui and Andy, she obviously had a truly wonderful life with you and was well looked after, I hope your pain eases soon xxx
Really lovely words Alumchiner and Ollieblog, I would also like to say R.I.P to Poppy, as Alumchiner said, if you've ever been lucky enough to have a special bond with a creature, it's something so lovely. It truly does hurt like hell when they leave us so myself and my 3 boys send lots of human and pussycat love to Jacqui and Andy, she obviously had a truly wonderful life with you and was well looked after, I hope your pain eases soon xxx ScoobyVic
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10:54am Thu 12 Jun 14

MICHAELJCARPENTER2003@YAHOO.CO.UK says...

RIP POPPY YOU WERE LOVED AND GAVE YOUR LOVE FREELY
RIP POPPY YOU WERE LOVED AND GAVE YOUR LOVE FREELY MICHAELJCARPENTER2003@YAHOO.CO.UK
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3:26pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Here's another sad local cat story.

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2141256/Bournemouth-
man-commits-suicide-
cats-death.html
Here's another sad local cat story. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2141256/Bournemouth- man-commits-suicide- cats-death.html Sir Beachy Head
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