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World's oldest cat, Newry puss Tutti Frutti, gets the red carpet treatment for her 24th birthday

A pampered Tutti Frutti at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick
A pampered Tutti Frutti at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick

By Michelle Smyth

Tutti Frutti, the oldest cat in the world, has just celebrated her 24th birthday in style.

The wise old black and white moggy from Newry is set to become a TV star having spent the past few days shooting a US film based on pet-friendly businesses across Northern Ireland.

And, like any star, she has been given the red carpet treatment, at the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick, where she enjoyed being pampered in the new spa complex.

Tutti Frutti also enjoys the lap of luxury at home, where she has her own room and en suite, revealed owner Marie McAleavey.

Marie said the secret to her pet's longevity lay in a careful diet. The sourpuss turns her nose up at regular old milk, and instead guzzles down filtered water, Acai berries and supplements. This cat of discernible taste also loves strong cheese and dark chocolate.

"I put on coconut oil after my shower and I put some on her fur. She loves it - she licks it off my fingers. She's the boss, she rules the roost here," Marie added.

Tutti-Frutti with her owner Marie McAleavey in Newry
Tutti-Frutti with her owner Marie McAleavey in Newry
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