A cat named Rubble from Exeter, England may very well be the oldest living cat on Earth.

Rubble recently celebrated his 30th birthday with his owner, Michele Foster, who’s had Rubble since she received him as a gift for her 20th birthday in 1988. When asked about the secret to Rubble’s old age, Foster attributes it to the fact that she pampers her furry friend as if he were her own child.

According to Guinness World Records, the oldest cat to have ever lived was named Creme Puff. Born on August 3, 1967 and died on August 6, 2005, Creme Puff lived for a whopping 38 years and three days! Based on how Rubble is doing, we could very well see him breaking that record.

“He has plenty of life left in him yet,” says Michele, “but I don’t think we will go down the Guinness World Record route as I am not sure he would like lots of people coming to see him or a fuss being made out of him. He is old now and would not like too much attention or be hassled. We would prefer if he was just left to live out his old age in peace.”

Read on below to see some photos of the beautiful birthday boy.

This is Rubble, a British cat who may very well be the oldest cat in the world after celebrating his 30th birthday.

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Michele Foster, his owner, received him as a present for her 20th birthday in May of 1988.

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“He was part of a litter of cats that my sister’s friend had and I had just left home.”

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“I was lonely living on my own so got him in as a kitten.”

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As you can tell, they like each other quite a lot.

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Rubble is now 8 years younger than the current world record holder.

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The local vet hosted Rubble’s birthday party and treated him to some tasty cat food and a complimentary check-up.

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“He is on medication for his blood pressure but apart from that, he is in remarkably good health.”

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There’s a good chance Rubble is the oldest cat in the world.

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Happy 30th birthday, big guy!

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