You may recall reading about the Guinness Book of World Records’ Oldest Living Cat, Corduroy, a 27-year-old cat from Sisters, Oregon. Corduroy was born on August 1, 1989. He’s owned by Ashley Reed Okura who has had him since she was just 7 years old and he was just a tiny kitten.
Okura credited Corduroy’s longevity to “letting him roam the property and catch critters and get exercise.” Sadly, though, he ran away from his home in Oregon seven weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since. They presume he has passed away. Okura posted the sad news to the cat’s 18,600 Instagram followers:
Sunday October 9th at 10 pm: Corduroy literally ran outside when we opened the door as we arrived home. We have not seen him since. It is with a heavy heart I make this post, announcing that Corduroy has most likely crossed the rainbow bridge. We miss him terribly and I hold out hope he will return…Logically, Corduroy won’t come home. I appreciate all the support and love Corduroy has received–he was an exceptional sir. I am grateful we had an unbelievable, special, 27 years together. #oldestlivingcat #sircorduroy #throwbackthursday #meow #love #27andpouncing #stopdeclawing #thankful #morethan9lives 🌈
“We miss him terribly and I hold out hope he will return,” she said. “Logically, Corduroy won’t come home.”
Okura held onto hope that her record-setting feline companion would return home, but expressed gratitude for the long life he led.
“I am grateful we had an unbelievable, special, 27 years together,” she said.