Thought to be the world’s oldest cat at the grand age of 27, Wadsworth from Bedford has recently celebrated his latest birthday, despite being riddled with health problems in his earlier years. Wadsworth’s owner, Ann Munday, acquired her poorly feline friend from a vet in De Parys Avenue, Bedford, before nursing him back to full health in 1986, and has ensured he is enjoyed a long and luxurious lifestyle.
Described as less energetic than yesteryear, Mrs Munday told the BBC, “He’s like a little old man really, he gets up, goes out, comes in, has his food and then goes back to sleep.”
On-Going Health Battles
Both the veterinary group and owner Mrs Munday have helped Waddy through some troubling times, throughout his life, and despite him now requiring tablets costing £45 a month, this tough little feline is still going strong.
His early days saw many trips to the vets due to various infections and hyperthyroidism. However with a good diet combined with the required medication, it’s safe to say that old Wadsworth’s health has certainly improved since his early troubles.
After the death of the who was the world’s oldest cat (Crème Puff, aged 38), Waddy is now thought to be the world’s oldest cat, after fellow British Feline Margaret, aged 25 and owned by Sarah Dixon of East Yorkshire was believed to hold the title.
Although he may not be as active as he once was, and instead prefers long naps and leisurely strolls rather than the high tempo outdoor life, Wadsworth has won the heart of many with is strength, grit and determination. See Bedford Today‘s video of old Waddy below…