Wadsworth the cat lives in Bedford. He is 27 years old, which is very old for a cat. But when he was a kitten he was a sickly little fellow who was continuously back and forth to the vet. "He was full of infection but with the help of the vets we nursed him back to health", reports Mrs Ann Munday, his owner. She reports that since then "he has gone from strength to strength", though he is now much slower than he used to be. He apparently spends most of his time sleeping and is less interested in playing than when he was younger.
Wadsworth is still fairly healthy though he does suffer from some medical conditions. His vet Gill Monsell reports that "he gets stressed out having his blood pressure done, but he is very stable and doing very well."
Although Wadsworth may be the oldest cat ever recorded in Britain, he is some ten years younger than the oldest ever recorded. That honour was held by Creme Puff, a cat from Texas, who was 38 when she died in 2005.