He might be almost 121 in cat years, but the world's oldest moggy has proved its never too late to get to grips with social media.

At 26 years old, pet cat Corduroy, who lives in Sisters, Oregon, has racked up thousands of followers after his owners set up his very own Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat accounts.

Fans log on daily to to keep up-to-date with the elderly animal, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the oldest living cat and is still in remarkable good health. Owner Ashley Reed Okura, 34, said: 'I set up Corduroy's Instagram account on August 13 last year - the same day Guinness World Records graciously announced his claim to the record of the oldest living cat.

'He also has Snapchat and Facebook and the reaction has been really positive. 'I do my best to update his followers and respond to messages and special requests.' 'I strongly believe the key to his longevity is the fact we did not declaw him and allowed him to go outside.

'He was able to defend himself and exercise his body and mind by hunting. Corduroy still catches critters but is not as good as he once was, thankfully.' The owner added that Corduroy has a mellow personality and loves to groom himself, be petted and cuddled, take catnaps in the sun and play with catnip-filled mice and a pheasant feather.

She believes he knows he is special because he enjoys the attention he gets from friends and family, and is patient with young visitors. She added: 'It is an honour to have Corduroy in our life, I honestly don't remember much of my life without him. 'He is a wonderful companion and I hope to give him a happy and healthy life for many more years.'


Responses to "Meet the world's oldest cat aged 26 who started life in an Oregon shelter"

  1. Unknown says:

    He looks great! What a lovely cat.

  2. Statistically cats live longer indoors...

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