Thursday 23 May 2019

WATCH: Meet Pippa the Manchester United cat celebrating her 22nd birthday

Kirsten Elder

One of the oldest cats in Belfast has reached the impressive age of 22-years-old.

Earlier this month Pippa the Manchester United cat celebrated her impressive milestone in style with a special Birthday cake made for the occasion.

Pippa is such a red devil fan that she even has a Man United cat t-shirt, bed, mini parasol and much more.

Owner Brian Girvin, from East Belfast said: “ Pippa likes her home comforts and likes to be pampered.

“Oh, she’s a celebrity ok, in fact, people ask about Pippa everywhere I go before they would ask about me or anyone else.

Pippa was given her name ‘Pippa the Manchester United cat’ on her 18th Birthday in honour of Sir Alex Ferguson, with Ivan Little reporting the good news in his Sunday Life column in 2012.

Brian and Pippa have a special bond that can’t be broken, after the passing of his father, seven years ago, Brian found Pippa a great comfort, ‘she got me through the difficult days.’

Pippa follows owner Brian everywhere he goes, Brian said: “It is good entertainment, when Pippa would wear a Manchester United pet cat top and you post the photographs up on the internet and it creates a bit of a buzz.

He added: “What we have is something special, something quite unique.”

You can follow Pippa on YouTube.

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