Just last week, we brought you the story of Scooter, the 30-year-old Siamese cat from Mansfield, Texas, who was crowned as the World’s Oldest Living Feline by Guinness World Record.
Now, regrettably, Scooter has lost that title, due to natural causes.
It’s was a short reign; in fact, Scooter, who turned 30 on March 26, died before Guinness officially awarded him his title on April 8, according to his owner, Gail Floyd of Mansfield.
Mansfield vet Dr. Tricia Latimer, said Scooter’s lifespan was about the equivalent of 136 human years. He supplanted Corduroy, a 26-year-old cat from Sisters, Oregon, who the title will now presumably revert back to.
Scooter had a further uphill battle to face to claim the “oldest cat of all time” title, though: That belonged to another Texan cat (it must be something in the water) who lived to the ripe old age of 38.
Semper fi, Scooter.