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Old 12-05-2008, 04:35 PM
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A feline believed to be the world's oldest cat has celebrated his 125th birthday.

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And at 27 human years, Mischief is still living up to his name despite "slowing down a little", according to owners Chris and Donna Thorne.

The Guinness World Records has confirmed there is no record holder in the UK at the moment but the previous oldest cat was 29.

Mrs Thorne, 33, of St Austell, Cornwall, said: "It's amazing - he just keeps going on and on."

Mr Thorne, 51, got the black cat from a friend in nearby Launceston as a kitten in 1981.

He still has photographs of Mischief at just a few months old being cuddled at Christmas the same year.

Almost three decades later, he is still a vital part of the Thorne family, and is adored the couple's 20-month-old baby Skye.

"She loves him to bits," said Mrs Thorne. "When he eventually goes we'll have to get another one because she'll be devastated."

She said that despite Mischief's advanced years, he still has a spring in his step.

"His name says it all," she said. "He may be 27 but he still manages to jump over the stair gate and he's round your ankles constantly for food.
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That's amazing...we should research his recipes.
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That's amazing...we should research his recipes.
organic mice..
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I doubt he can still catch mice.
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I doubt he can still catch mice.
Maybe equally old mice?
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You guys gave me lots of laugh today.
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hey, never underestimate a cat. I had an 18 year old cat with no teeth catch a mouse in the house.

My husband was out of town, it was winter, and I was watching tv, when a little mouse scurried across the floor.. I just about jumped out of my seat.

The next morning, I went to work, but I was worried about this mouse.. my cat was too old.. just slept all the time, ate, slept, ate... little did I know...

When I came home that night... there was the mouse, feet up in the air, placed nicely at the foot of the stairs. And the cat was sound asleep on the couch.

The only think I could figure out was that Luce gummed the mouse to death.

That night, my cat got a nice sardine dinner... and I never underestimated him again!
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Nice story, ST. Maybe the instinct fear of cats froze that poor mouse.
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