KGW reports that Oregon has a new claim to fame in the furry feline personage of Corduroy, who lives with his owner, Ashley Reed Okura, in Sisters (http://tinyurl.com/oldcourdu). Already declared the World’s Oldest Cat by Guinness World Records at age 26 (124 in cat years), he will now be featured in National Geographic. He is pictured, courtesy of Guinness World Records.
Corduroy received his crown by default, after the death of the previous title holder, Tiffany Two. Tiffany was quite the contender, however, living to be 27-plus before her demise bumped Corduroy to the top of the list.
Born Aug. 1, 1989, he was adopted by Okura as a kitten, along with his brother, Batman, who lived to be 19. Corduroy loves roaming the countryside on the family ranch, and snacking on sharp cheddar cheese and mice.
His owner partially attributes his long life to “lots of cuddles, naps and exercise,” not to mention good genes. But, she added, “I really think the key to his longevity is I’ve allowed him to be a cat.”
— Elleda Wilson