Almost two weeks ago, on Sunday, August 23, Guinness Book Of World Records recognized a Maine Coon in Oregon, USA as the new oldest living cat in the world. Courduroy, a 26 year and 13 day old feline was pronounced the oldest living cat in the world two months after the former record holder, Tiffany Two from San Diego, died at 27 years old. Courduroy at this age is more than twice the average life expectancy of a cat! The average lifespan of a household cat is 12 to 15 years and the average lifespan of a Maine Coon is 10 to 12 years. Although Courduroy and Tiffany have been called the oldest cats in the world, they do not come close to the oldest cat that has ever lived. That record is held by a cat named Creme Puff that lived Austin, Texas and was born on August 3, 1967 and died on August 6, 2005. This record of 38 years and 3 days has not been broken for over 10 years!