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Swansea Bay's oldest pets

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 12, 2014

By Paul Turner / paul.turner@swwmedia.co.uk / @readmybook

  • This is Tiggy my cat. She's around 20 years old from Lower Cwmtwrch. She's still going strong even after the vet saying back in 2001 that major surgery on her diaphragm would only last 10 years. She runs around the garden and still jumps up on the garden shed to sunbathe.

  • This is Tiggy my cat. She's around 20 years old from Lower Cwmtwrch. She's still going strong even after the vet saying back in 2001 that major surgery on her diaphragm would only last 10 years. She runs around the garden and still jumps up on the garden shed to sunbathe.

  • Meet Lynn Hurford's 64-year-old tortoise George. "I'm sure he would love to meet Freda," said Lynn.

  • This is Freda. She is around 63 years old and currently lives in Murton, Swansea. She has been passed down through generations and considering she is only a tortoise - she has heaps of personality according to her owners. She is well known within the village and has been known to take a few visits to the village post office in recent years.

  • Keano aged 15. Still like a puppy according to owner Kelly Doyle.

  • Trisha, aged 13. Thinks she's still a puppy, says owner Denise Jones.

  • Shaun, age 18

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WE’RE celebrating oldest pets on this website today.

We asked you to send us a pic of your old pet, if he or she is getting on a bit.

We want to find Swansea Bay’s oldest dog, cat, or other animal.

You can see the first entries pictured.

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If you have a pet living well beyond its years, then please email a picture to paul.turner@swwmedia.co.uk

For your information, among the oldest dogs ever are Max the terrier, who lived for 29 years, 282 days in America, Bella the labrador cross, who lived for 29 years, 193 days, and Bluey, the Australian cattle dog who lived for 29 years and 160 days.

In contrast, the oldest cat ever is Creme Puff. Born on August 3, 1967, she lived until August 6, 2005 - a total of 38 years and 3 days! She lived in Austin, Texas, USA.

As far as the oldest living creature is concerned, then meet Ming, the deep-sea clam named after the Chinese dynasty during which it was born.

It died in 2006 at the age of 507, according to experts.

Scientifically known as Arctica islandica, he was killed when he was dredged up off the coast of Iceland and frozen for transport back to the lab for climate change research.

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