Scooter the Cat, who was named the world’s oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of World Records, has died at the age of 30. Owned by Gail Floyd, Scooter unfortunately did not live long enough to enjoy his superb achievement. His owner confirmed his death to Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“He was so special,” the owner explained. “I don’t think I’m ever going to get over this.”
The Texas native, who only found out about the record this week, has not provided the date of Scooter death. The process to confirm a world record usually takes 12 weeks, but sadly Scooter died before they could confirm the news.
With a typical life expectancy being between 12 to 16 years, vet Dr. Tricia Latimer admitted Scooter would have been 136 years old in human years. Floyd, however, was not the oldest cat of all time. A fellow Texas native named Creme Puff was 38 years old before passing away in 2005.