On the show we've pointed out numerous times that one of the shortest reigns of any title holder belongs to "World's Oldest Person". To paraphrase the Stones, time is not on your side. Sooner rather than later you will lose that status.

Now word comes that the the oldest living cat in the world has died just one month after officially being recognized by Guinness World Records. Poppy the cat passed away at the age of 24 following a problem with her hind legs and a "water infection."

As always, the question asked most often of her owners was, "What's her secret to a long life?":

“People always ask what we put Poppy’s longevity down to and I guess she has a good diet and lots of exercise. She keeps herself fit by walking around and she eats a lot. She has biscuits in the morning and tinned food later on. She’s never been a big cat though. She is partial to the odd takeaway. We sometimes give her a bit of KFC chicken, Fish and chips and even the odd bit of kebab meat.”

 

The oldest cat in history was a feline called Creme Puff who lived for 38 years and 3 days.
Here's a picture of Poppy: