Meet Nutmeg, an extraordinary senior feline who may have lost one of his nine lives, but he’s still kicking! With one deaf ear and only three teeth left, Nutmeg has the heart of a lion. Despite his age, Nutmeg bounced back from a serious illness last year and is not ready to call it quits just yet. Liz and Ian Finlay discovered Nutmeg 26 years ago when he appeared in their garden under a wheelbarrow. At the time, Nutmeg was very scrawny and had a lump on his neck, according to Ian.
The Cat Protection League examined him and claimed that his teeth indicated he was at least five years old. However, the charming couple who found him have been the proud owners of this feline for a remarkable 26 years. They provided him with a caring environment, and he has since been their most devoted and affectionate companion.
Around a year ago, Nutmeg gave quite a scare to its owners when it suffered a stroke and had to be immediately taken to an animal hospital. The thought of losing their precious cat was overwhelming, but thanks to the dedication and hard work of Dr. Laura Gillis and her team at Westway Veterinary Hospital, Nutmeg made a full recovery. Although the incident was a harrowing experience for his family, Ian shared that Nutmeg is still his usual grumpy self, which is endearing.
Liz and Ian hold dear their feline friend who has been with them for 25 years. According to them, they belong to the cat and he ensures they remember it always. This could be the reason for his remarkable longevity.
Scooter currently holds the Guinness World Record title for being the Oldest Living Cat, having reached the age of 30. However, Nutmeg could give him a run for his money. This June, Nutmeg and his family celebrated his 31st birthday, as well as the anniversary of the day Dr. Gillis saved his life
Nutmeg, who is 31 years old, is as old as a 141-year-old human!