EUGENE, Ore. -- Corduroy the cat, the Oregon feline believed by the Guinness Book of World Records to be the oldest living cat on Earth, is missing and presumed dead, CBS affiliate KVAL reports.
Corduroy’s human companion, Ashley Okura of Sisters, posted the news on Instagram this week.
She said Corduroy made a run for it the night of October 9 and hasn’t been seen since.
“Corduroy literally ran outside when we opened the door as we arrived home,” Okura posted on Thanksgiving. “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.”
“I am grateful we had an unbelievable, special, 27 years together,” Okura wrote.
KVAL News visited Corduroy and Okura in Sisters in August 2015.
Okura was 6 when she picked a kitten from a litter in 1989.
She credited Corduroy’s longevity to “letting him roam the property and catch critters and get exercise.”