Could Samm, 26, be the world’s oldest living cat?

A gorgeous ginger fluffball called Samm is in line for ‘world’s oldest living cat’ as of 2022

If you thought TobyKeith, the world's oldest living dog was impressive, here’s something for cat lovers. Samm, a gorgeous ginger fluffball from Turner, Oregon, has his sights set on another Guinness World Record.

At 26, the senior feline is in line for ‘world’s oldest living cat’ as of 2022.

Samm’s owner, Charly Briggs, rescued him from the streets of Memphis, Tennessee in 2002. Samm’s veterinarian has confirmed his age as 26 and said that he’s in good health for his age, despite signs of aging such as loss of sight in one eye and mild kidney disease.

The ‘oldest cat living’ record is a rolling one, and in the past has been held by cats aged 24, 26 and 31. To quality, the record breaker has to be a fully grown, adult domestic cat and the record is measured in years and days.

The oldest cat in history was Creme Puff from Austin, Texas who died in 2005 at the extraordinary age of 38. That’s equivalent to around 168 in human years!

Samm’s claim to fame is currently being investigated by the Guinness Team. If successful, he’ll take his place in the record books alongside previous record holders such as Tiffany Two, 27, Corduroy, 26, and Scooter, 31. At 26, Samm is still living life to the max.