OREGON – An Oregon cat who held the title of the “World’s Oldest Cat” in the Guinness Book of World Records is missing and presumed dead.
Ashley Reed Okura, who is the owner of 27-year-old Corduroy, stated in an Instagram post that her cat left home on Oct. 9 and did not return.
Okura noted that Corduroy lived so long because he was very active, wasn’t de-clawed and could fend for himself in the wild.
Corduroy, who lives in Sisters, was stripped of his title earlier this year when the the Guinness Book of World Records stated a 30-year-old Siamese from Texas named Scooter was actually the world’s oldest, but that title was very short-lived. Guinness later learned that Scooter was dead.
Corduroy was given back his rightful title back in May of this year.
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 🌈
God bless you, Corduroy. You are already missed!