It may be Friday the 13th today, but that doesn’t mean that this San Diego cat celebrating her birthday isn’t a lucky one!
The world’s oldest cat, Tiffany Two, turns 27 today, or 125 in human years, according to Guinness World Records.
Tiffany’s owner, Sharron Voorhees, told ABC News that she thinks her cat’s longevity has something to do with her devotion (and her small size.)
“Tiffy’s just so devoted to me, she doesn’t want to leave me.” Voorhees, 73, said. “But I think it could also have to do with her size. She’s only six pounds, and I know smaller dogs live longer than older dogs.”
And fun fact: Tiffany is a “feisty” cat with a lot of “sex appeal,” her owner said.
“She’s had many boyfriends over the years,” Voorhees said. “One young male cat used to always run and want to see her even when she was already 13 or 14. I also used to have a big 20-pound black-and-white cat who she’d cuddle and spoon with.”
Voorhees had a Tiffany “One” back in the 1970’s, but she died early from cancer. Then, she says she saw Tiffany Two passing by a local pet shop in 1988 that was going out of business today.
“I saw the little kitty who looked just like my old Tiffany, and though I went home, I just kept thinking about it,” Voorhees said. “They were both short-haired and black-and-orange tortoiseshell colored.”
Voorhees went back a few minutes before the pet shop closed for good. There, she adopted a 6-week-old Tiffany.
“I paid $10, and I always say that was the best investment I ever made,” Voorhees said. “We’re inseparable. She gets very emotional when I pet her. She drools.”
Shortly after, Voorhees got two dogs, whom Tiffany got along well with, she said.
“They’d run around the house together, and she’d help him escape the play pen I kept him in whenever I had to leave the house,” Voorhees said. “They’ve been long gone, but I still have two other dogs and two cats who are family to Tiffany.”
Despite Tiffany’s old age, she’s still a healthy cat, Voorhees said.
“She’s not feeble, she can go up and down the stairs and goes outside when she pleases,” Voorhees said.