Born March 26, 1986, Scooter lives with his owner Gail Floyd in Mansfield, Texas

By Amy Jamieson
May 10, 2016 02:30 PM

Scooter is old and purr-oud of it.

The Siamese cat from Mansfield, Texas, has been crowned by Guinness World Records as the world’s Oldest Living Cat. The 30-year-old replaces 26-year-old Corduroy from Sisters, Oregon, who previously held the prestigious title.

Born March 26, 1986, Scooter lives with his owner Gail Floyd, who was there the day the kitten was born, according to a press release from Guinness World Records, which says the cat has lived with her ever since.

As it turns out, the cat’s old age isn’t the only interesting thing about Scooter.

“He likes to see new places and he likes people,” says Floyd, who has taken the feline to 45 of the 50 U.S. states.

The kitty is a hit with seniors of the human kind, too, as he frequently pays visits to the nursing home where Floyd’s mom lives.

Even with all the miles he’s traveled, life hasn’t always been a cake walk for Scooter. At just 4 weeks old the cat lost his mother, and in October 2014, he broke his leg and has been undergoing medical testing and treatment ever since. Despite all that, though, his veterinarians say, “Scooter is quite an amazing cat, with a strong will to live.”
It sounds like the will to look good is also strong with this senior cat: he actually enjoys getting blow dried after a bath!