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Geordie cat turns 31

Monday October 10th 2016

There aren't many cats that go onto becomes thirty-somethings but Nutmeg has just reached the ripe old age of 31 - so say his owners.

This Geordie mog was adopted by Liz and Ian Finlay after they found him loitering in their garage way back in 1990.

They took him for the once-over at the local Cats Protection League which put his age at around five years old.

"We celebrate his birthday in March every year so we know it was around March 1990 when we got him," Mr Finlay told the Newcastle Chronicle.

They're now trying to source the paperwork to make his age official. The official title of the world's oldest cat, according to Guinness World Records, is currently held by Corduroy a 26-year-old cat from Oregon in the US.

The Newcastle couple adopted Nutmeg there and then and the cat has since enjoyed a happy life with them - albeit a much longer one than anyone could have expected.

Nutmeg is apparently a big fan of chicken, which Liz and Ian think might have something to do with him living such a long life.

The couple have doted on Nutmeg, calling him their 'baby'.

This article was written on behalf of helpucover. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc, an insurance company who offers Pet Insurance.

Copyright Press Association 2016