He exceeded a cat’s life expectancy and found a loving home
By Catalina Barrios
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How has your life changed since bringing your pet home? My life hasn’t been the same. As far as I can remember, my family always had a pet. We always had at least 1 bird and my mom loved her birds waking her up every morning. My sisters and I looked forward every second weekend going to our family farm, about 1.5 hours away from home, where we spent time with the dogs, cats, birds, horses and even pigs.
Credit: Mirror / World’s Oldest Cat Died
The life of Liz and Ian Finlay from England, changed 27 years ago when Nutmeg, who was 5 years old, joined their family. The Finlays adopted Nutmeg after finding him in their garden in 1990.
Credit: Bored Panda / 31 Year-Old Cat Nutmeg
Nutmeg lived a healthy life until suffering from a serious seizure and stroke in 2015. Nutmeg happy owners enjoyed celebrating his birthday every March and spoiling him a lot. Even though Nutmeg only had three teeth left and enjoyed eating roast chicken and tuna.
Credit: The holidog Times / Nutmeg, The ‘World’s Oldest Cat’, Has Just Passed Away
The Finlay’s saw Nutmeg as their son since they had no kids, and have enjoyed loving and taking care of him. Nutmeg’s health started getting worse a couple of weeks before passing away last August. During this time, Nutmeg was suffering from a bad tooth and had rasping breath and Liz and Ian knew that once they took him to the veterinarian, they weren’t bringing him home.