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Originally by Tyranicus:

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You have a 27-year-old cat? That must be some kind of record.
From what little I know about the natural lifespan of cats (cars seem to interfere with that a lot), 27 years is impressive but not unheard of.

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I believe the world record for a cat's lifespan is 36 years, and I've known several people who've had cats who lived over 20 years. In general, indoor cats live longer than outdoor cats, provided they're not overfed.

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Yeah, I just discovered that thanks to some quick googling. I guess I should do my research before I open my mouth. :eek:

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I find it kinda interesting that he has a cat older than he himself.

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My cat was always one year older than me. I treated him as "a big brother."

Although to be perfectly honest, in comparison to a human, a cat of already 10 years would be 50 years in human lives, although this is very inaccurate. That would mean that my cat was 80 when he died...

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I thought a 10 year old cat would be 70 in cat terms, though I'm probably wrong.

One year is one thing, more than twice your age until 7 years from now is something else.

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Is that some sort of cross-breed?

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As far as I know, it is supposed to be the world's biggest cat. Not sure if it's a crossbreed, though. :)
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Originally written by Infernal666hate:

I thought a 10 year old cat would be 70 in cat terms, though I'm probably wrong.

One year is one thing, more than twice your age until 7 years from now is something else.

No you're right, I think. multiply it by 7, but that seems even more inaccurate. Is there a scientifical basis for this, actually?

That cat on that picture must be twice as big as my cat ever was... It is really enormous! Huge!

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Originally written by Thralni, The flying Dutchmen:

No you're right, I think. multiply it by 7, but that seems even more inaccurate. Is there a scientifical basis for this, actually?
Human ages and cat ages don't really interconvert well on any fixed scale, since humans tend to have much larger periods of childhood and old age in proportion to their total lifespans than cats (or, indeed, any other animals) do.

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I do believe I read somewhere that this picture is photoshopped, and the cat is actually far smaller. But that might have been a different picture.

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dogs. cats are just evil EVIL
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I once saw a series of graphs comparing various animals' ages with equivalent human ages based on various measurements of senescence. The relationship was not at all linear, but it did average out to something like seven cat or dog years per human year over the first ten years. Obviously cats who live to be 14, which is uncommon but not strikingly rare, are not like 140-year-old humans.

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Is an age of 14 uncommon? Why is that? I though that many cats will make it to about 16. Anyway, my cat survived three strokes before he died.

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I'm rather partial to dogs myself.

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