The holiday season is a time for celebration, but for one lucky feline, it’s also a time to mark an incredible milestone. As the oldest living cat in the world, Nutmeg is now celebrating his 31st Christmas, which is equivalent to 141 human years.
Nutmeg’s story is an amazing one, and it all started when he was just a kitten. In 1990, Nutmeg was found wandering the streets of London, England, and was taken in by Liz and Ian Finlay, who were living in the nearby countryside. The couple quickly fell in love with the tiny ginger kitten, and soon he became a cherished member of their family.
Over the years, Nutmeg has had his fair share of health problems. He was diagnosed with kidney disease and hyperthyroidism, and he even suffered a stroke in 2019. However, despite these challenges, Nutmeg has continued to thrive under the loving care of his owners.
Nutmeg’s secret to a long and happy life is simple: lots of love and attention. According to Liz Finlay, Nutmeg is a very sociable cat who loves nothing more than curling up on a lap and having a good cuddle. He also enjoys playing with his toys and watching the birds outside the window.
Nutmeg’s age has not gone unnoticed by the media. In 2017, his story was featured in the Guinness World Records book, and he has been the subject of numerous news articles and television segments over the years.
But for the Finlays, Nutmeg is much more than a celebrity cat. He is a beloved family member who has brought joy and happiness to their lives for more than three decades. And while they know that Nutmeg’s time with them is limited, they are grateful for every moment they have with him.
Nutmeg’s story is a reminder of the incredible bond that can exist between humans and their pets. Whether it’s a cat, a dog, or any other animal, the love and companionship they offer can enrich our lives in ways we never thought possible. And for Nutmeg, that love has helped him become the oldest living cat in the world, a title he wears with pride as he celebrates his 31st Christmas surrounded by those who love him most.