Creme Puff (cat)

Creme Puff (August 3, 1967 – August 6, 2005) was a domestic cat, owned by Jake Perry of Austin, Texas. She was the oldest cat ever recorded, according to the 2010 edition of Guinness World Records,[1][2][3] when she died aged 38 years and 3 days.

Creme Puff
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Creme Puff in 1996 (aged 29)
Other name(s)Crème Puff
SpeciesFelis catus
SexFemale
Born(1967-08-03)August 3, 1967
Austin, Texas, U.S.
DiedAugust 6, 2005(2005-08-06) (aged 38)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
OwnerJake Perry

Perry had another cat, Grandpa Rex Allen, whom he said was born in Paris, Texas, in 1964 and died aged 34 years and 2 months in 1998; Grandpa was posthumously awarded 1999 Cat of the Year by Cats & Kittens magazine,[4] and he was featured in an earlier version of the Guinness World Records as the (then) oldest cat ever.[5]

LifestyleEdit

Creme Puff's diet consisted of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey, bacon and coffee with cream, a diet her owner, Jake Perry, held to be key to her longevity. Every two days, Creme Puff received "an eyedropper full of red wine", which Perry said "[circulated] the arteries".[6]

Perry also kept Creme Puff active within the home, turning his garage into a movie theater which played nature documentaries for his cats. Wooden steps were built into the walls of Perry's home for the cats to climb on, and Perry had built a screened enclosure in his backyard for his pets, including Creme Puff, to enjoy the outdoors.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guinness World Records 2010. Bantam; Reprint edition. 2010. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-553-59337-2. The oldest cat ever was Creme Puff, who was born on August 3, 1967, and lived until August 6, 2005—38 years and 3 days in total.
  2. ^ Oldest cat ever, Guinness World Records Corporate, retrieved April 20, 2012
  3. ^ Warren, Jessica (October 23, 2009). "Caterack Dies - World's Oldest Cat Was 30!". The National Ledger. Archived from the original on September 9, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2010. A report from MSNBC News notes that the oldest cat ever recorded was a 38-year-old feline named Creme Puff, according to a rep from Guinness World Records.
  4. ^ "Grandpa Rexs Allen - Cats & Kittens 1999 Cat of the Year", Cats & Kittens Magazine, archived from the original on February 26, 2010, retrieved June 28, 2010
  5. ^ "Oldest cat ever". Guinness World Records. guinnessworldrecords.com. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  6. ^ Couch, Christina (December 15, 2015). "How to Raise a 165-Year-Old Cat". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  7. ^ animalchannelbysbly (January 23, 2018). "Owners Of World's Oldest Cats Reveal Secrets of Feline Longevity. It's Not What You'd Expect". Animal Channel. Retrieved December 4, 2019.

External linksEdit

  • South Paws, a documentary about Jake Perry and his cats.