Meet the adorable feline, Moggy Nutmeg! This tabby cat hails from Gateshead, UK and 26 years ago, he chose his human family by strolling into their backyard. Today, at the impressive age of 31, Moggy Nutmeg is still as lively and energetic as ever.
Meet Nutmeg, an elderly cat with a heart of gold. Despite only having one deaf ear and three remaining teeth, he has proven to be resilient in his recovery from a serious illness last year. Though Nutmeg may have used up one of his nine lives, he is not ready to give up the fight just yet. Liz and Ian Finlay stumbled upon Nutmeg 26 years ago when he appeared in their garden beneath a wheelbarrow. At the time, Nutmeg was emaciated and had a lump on his neck. Nonetheless, the Finlays took him in and have been caring for him ever since.
The Cat Protection League gave him a once-over and determined that his teeth suggested he was at least five years old. It’s been 26 years since this adorable feline was rescued by the wonderful couple who provided him with a warm and loving home. He has since become their most devoted and affectionate companion.
About a year ago, there was quite a scare when Nutmeg suffered a stroke and had to be urgently taken to an animal hospital. Concerned about the well-being of their beloved feline, Dr. Laura Gillis and the staff at Westway Veterinary Hospital worked tirelessly to restore Nutmeg’s health. Despite the initial fear of losing him, Ian, Nutmeg’s owner, expressed relief that after a few days in the hospital, Nutmeg returned to his normal self. Ian describes Nutmeg as a spunky old cat who remains cantankerous as ever.
Liz and Ian hold their beloved cat close to their hearts, cherishing the 25 years they have spent together. They view themselves as merely the humans in their feline’s life, as he makes it clear that he is the one in charge. Their kitty’s ability to assert his dominance may just be the key to his impressive longevity.
Scooter holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest living cat at 30 years old, but Nutmeg could give him a run for his money. In June, Nutmeg and his family celebrated his 31st birthday with Dr. Gillis, the veterinarian who saved his life.
Nutmeg may be 31, but in human years that makes her a whopping 141! Don’t forget to give this post a thumbs up and share it with your friends.