A cat living in San Diego turned 27 years old Friday, upholding her Guinness World Records title as the oldest cat currently living.
“Tiffany Two,” a short-haired black and orange tortoiseshell cat was born on March 13, 1988, in San Diego. Resident Sharon Voorhees bought the pet for $10 when the kitten was just six weeks old, according to Guinness World Records, and refers her purchase as the “best money ever spent.”
Last month, Guinness World Records confirmed that Tiffany Two is now the new holder of the record for oldest cat currently living.
The cat’s latest birthday means she has lived the equivalent of 125 human years.
Guinness World Records reports that despite her age, the mature cat still has good hearing and eyesight. Her owner told Guinness that though not feeble the cat is “still able to go up and down stairs.” She lives indoors but also goes outside as she pleases.
With age also comes a little feline feistiness.
"She's not afraid of anything or anyone. She walks right past the dogs," Voorhees told Guinness World Records, adding that Tiffany Two also enjoys being petted.
Tiffany Two was named after another tortoiseshell cat Voorhees owned in the 1970s.
Before the San Diego-based cat took the title, a cat named Poppy who was born in 1990 was the oldest cat living, according to Guinness World Records.
In order to eventually become the oldest cat ever, Tiffany Two has some big paws to fill.
The Guinness World Record for the oldest cat ever is currently held by “Crème Puff,” a feline from Texas who lived to be 38 years and three days old. He died in August 2005.