Putts, a tortoiseshell cat was born in January 1989 and currently lives in Devon. Her owner David Willey, 64, said: ‘She is an absolutely fantastic cat, and still very happy. We thought we were going to lose her a week or so ago, but she perked up and she’s fine now.’

Gardener and decorator Mr Willey said Putts helped him through ill-health before he met his wife Joyce seven years ago. ‘When we lived in a flat together just the two of us she stuck by me,’ he said; ‘She was with me all the time.’

The next time you think your cat can’t keep you company and make you feel better, you can read about Putts and her long life.

To read more about Putts, the 25-year old cat, click here.