Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chanel, Oldest Dog on Earth

They say every dog has its day, but this one has had more than most: Chanel, a dachshund mix, is going to be celebrating her 21st birthday (that’s 120 in human years, according to Chanel’s veterinarian). And though she wears “doggles” for cataracts and gets cold easily, there’s life in the old dog yet.

The birthday girl, looking sporty in a pink sweater and the trademark red goggles she wears because of her cataracts, visited the TODAY show set in New York Wednesday with her owner, Denice Shaughnessy.

“She’s doing fine,” Shaughnessy said of Chanel. “The vet says he’s never seen a dog her age do so much.”

Actually, he’s probably never seen a dog her age period, at least not one whose age has been certified as the oldest living pooch on the planet by Guinness World Records. Read the entire article and view slideshow.

1 comment:

BanditsBuddies said...

Healthy dogs should certainly lived to be 20. Growing up, we had a dog live to be 20, another to 19 and a cat that lived to be 20. Bandit lived to be 17 and a half. I think good food and minimal exposure to all the chemicals vaccines that dogs had back in the day before all the "stuff" made a huge difference.

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