Caterack, the kitty who kept owner Alisa Morris company the past 30 years, died on Thursday.
Morris, who shared her beloved cat's story with PEOPLEPets.com last month, said her pet — who may have been among the world's oldest living cats — had been experiencing kidney problems and had gotten very frail.
"I drove her to the vet wrapped in a towel," Morris told PEOPLEPets.com in an e-mail. "She purred when they prepped her and she went so peacefully."In the cat's last days, Morris of Midlothian, Texas had switched Caterack to wet food because she was having trouble chewing. "I've had to go to the little package stuff that's wet," Morris had said earlier. "That's the only thing that she can get down."The oldest cat ever recorded was a 38-year-old feline named Creme Puff, according to a rep from Guinness World Records. That cat died in 2005.Morris had been readying herself to say goodbye to her daily companion of three decades, the one who helped her through a divorce and who was there to watch her two children grow up.
"I told Caterack that she and I would be together again and she is in my heart, always."