A British cat named Rubble has been hailed as the world’s oldest feline after turning 30.
He celebrated his birthday with a trip to the vet, where he was given a free check-up.
According to owner Michele Foster, 50, she got him from Exeter as a kitten in May 1988.
The owner added that Rubble has gotten a bit grumpy with age.
His incredible longevity is put down to the fact that Michele never had her own children and pampers him like her child.
Michele adds that despite Rubb;le’s long life, she would rather keep him out of the limelight as Rubble does not like lots of people coming to see him or a fuss being made out of him.
Shaun Moore, from City Vets who looks after Rubble, said he is the oldest cat on their books.
The oldest cat in the record books is Creme Puff, of Austin Texas, who died in 2005 aged 38....