Thursday, May 7, 2009
World's Oldest Dog Turns 21
Taken from the N Y Post - the world's oldest dog. I LOVE dachshunds, so I had to put this on here.
Chanel -- named the oldest dog by Guinness World Records last year -- is taking a rare trip from her Port Jefferson Station home to mingle with canine buddies invited to her Manhattan birthday party.
The old girl's red hair faded to white a long time ago. Her cataracts force her to wear special doggie glasses and her bones feel the cold.
Her home is kept at a constant 72 degrees. She eats boiled chicken with whole-wheat pasta, and a specially selected soft treat designed for her ancient teeth.
And she spends her days relaxing at home, only taking walks in the summer.
"She used to run three miles with me every day," said Shaughnessy, a high-school principal's secretary who adopted Chanel from a Virginia shelter as a 6-week-old pup.
"She still enjoys a walk, but now she's carried for a lot of it."
Chanel took the title as the oldest dog last spring when a 28-year-old beagle from Virginia died.