Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Yes, Professor Dayton, there really is a 37 year old cat....

Mea culpa...The owner of "Baby", the 37 year old cat from Duluth, Minnesota whose existence I publicly doubted in a post earlier this week, contacted me today about my (arguably) derisive comments about the world's oldest cat.  Here's our email exchange:

Baby From: A Palusky
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 1:58 PM
To: Dayton, Kim
Subject: oldest living cat

Hi. My name is Al Palusky. I own Baby the cat.. Yes he is 37. Yes. I do have more proof than most people.. So, you had better start looking for that guy at the North Pole..

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From: "Dayton, Kim"
To: "A Palusky"
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 1:57 PM
Subject: RE: oldest living cat
02santa
Thanks Al.  I'll post your follow up.

I did not think it was physically possible for a cat to live that long (isn't that, like, 300 human years???) but yes, Al, I NOW BELIEVE!!!

KD

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From: A Palusky
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:12 PM
To: Dayton, Kim
Subject: Re: oldest living cat

It all depends on who writes the years down. I have been told that it is 7 to 1, but others are different. I entered my cat into the contest at Cat Fancy, becaue I saw it online. Yes he won, but all I ever have been trying to do is get his picture and age on the Today show where Willard Scott does the ages of people on there birthdays over 100. At 259 years that makes those others not even born yet. Baby is doing pretty good for his age. His big sceret is.. He has never been out of the house. He eats his wet, and dry cat food, along with bits of what ever we are eating.. Al

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From: "Dayton, Kim"
To: "A Palusky"
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:12 PM
Subject: RE: oldest living cat

I say:  let's do some DNA testing on that kitty and find out what his secret is!!  (My three cats are 16, 10, and 6, and we're putting Baby's picture on the fridge as inspiration to them to lead a healthy lifestyle and quit pooping on the rug...)

Best
KD

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From: A Palusky
Sent: Wed 6/20/2007 2:22 PM
To: Dayton, Kim
Subject: Re: oldest living cat

I think they all poop on the rug. Mine does now. i think it is because he sleeps so hard that he doesn't realize that he has to go untill it is to late. Another thing that we don't do is go to the vet.. We brought Baby to the vet when he was 28. The vet gave him a bunch of shots. After 6 months the vet wanted to give him a booster round of shots.. Come on now... The cat is always in the house. Granted I give him grass from outside, but he pukes that out pretty quickly. I won't be going to the vet unless the cat looks
like he is in bad shape.. .

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Never let it be said that I don't admit my mistakes...Ed.

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