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Say Happy Birthday to Rubble, the British cat who just turned 30

Rubble is the oldest cat in the world right now

Rachna Srivastava SPIN_occhio 5 June 2018, 1:31 PM
Rubble with his human mom, Michele Foster

Rubble with his human mom, Michele Foster Image: Bored Panda

Cats are cute, moody little balls of fur who make life a tad happier with their presence. Michele Foster's life, too, became happier when she adopted a kitten and named him Rubble in the year 1988.

Normally cats don't live a very long life and the heartbreak is real when they pass away. But we all want them to have a joyous, long life, don't we? Michele's wish for her baby cat did come true. British cat, Rubble just turned 30 and had a great birthday party at the vet's office.

“He enjoyed a free check-up, some Whiskas Catmilk, and Felix pouches, and less appreciated a free supply of medication for the next month as his birthday present from City Vets,” said Shaun Moore of City Vets to Bored Panda

Happy Birthday, Rubble!

Happy Birthday, Rubble! Image: Bored Panda

Isn't he adorbs?

Rubble with hooman mom, Michele

Rubble with hooman mom, Michele Image: Bored Panda

Michele met Rubble for the first time on her 20th birthday in May 1988. She recalls her meeting saying, “He was part of a litter of cats that my sister’s friend had, and I had just left home. I was lonely living on my own so got him in as a kitten. He is very loyal. We used to live in London and moved around a lot.” 

Michele and Rubble have been together for 30 years

Michele and Rubble have been together for 30 years Image: Bored Panda

She treats him like her own child and feels that's the reason for his happy life. “If you care about something and someone and really love them, that goes a long way. I have always treated him as a child. I don’t have any children, and my other cat, Meg, passed at the age of 25. If you care about something, no matter what it is, it does last,” added Michelle.

That's baby Rubble. #Aww

That's baby Rubble. #Aww Image: Bored Panda

We hope Rubble, the not-so-grumpy cat, lives long enough to break Creme Puff's record – the world's oldest cat to have ever lived. He was born on August 3, 1967, and lived until August 6, 2005. An incredible life of 38 years and three days.

Rubble's pet-mom, however, is not vying for that Guinness World Record so much. She said, “He has plenty of life left in him yet, but I don’t think we will go down the Guinness World Record route as I am not sure he would like lots of people coming to see him or a fuss being made out of him. He is old now and would not like too much attention or be hassled. We would prefer if he was just left to live out his old age in peace.” 

Everyday I'm Rubbl-ling

Everyday I'm Rubbl-ling Image: Bored Panda

Health-wise, everything is fine, but Rubble does have high blood pressure and is on medication for the same. 

Stay well, Rubble

Stay well, Rubble Image: Bored Panda

Rubble should have all the 'If I fits, I sits” moments in his long life ahead of him. We'll raise our hands... err... paws to that.

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