The world’s oldest cat has gone missing and his owner believes that he has passed away. Corduroy, 27, who was given the title by Guinness World Records in 2015, apparently ran out of owner Ashley Reed Okura’s front door when she and her husband came home, and never returned. It has been more than a month since he went missing.
“It is with a heavy heart I make this post, announcing that Corduroy has most likely crossed the rainbow bridge,” Reed Okura wrote on Corduroy’s Instagram page, oldestlivingcat. “We miss him terribly and I hold out hope he will return.”
Corduroy was adopted by Reed Okura when he was just a kitten and spent all of his nine lives on a ranch in Oregon. Last year, Reed Okura told Petcha.com that his diet became more specialized as he aged, and she left glasses of water in strategic locations for Corduroy to drink from. The one thing that she believes was the key to him living so long was the fact that he was never declawed.
“We want to do everything we can to keep Corduroy healthy, pain-free and happy for as long as possible,” she told Petcha.com last year.
Goodbye Corduroy, you were an inspiration to many who keep senior cats.