I wish Gidget would live that long. The time flies.... Who knows if this was really the world's oldest pup - but it's in the record book.
[SIZE=+2]World's oldest dog dies in NY at 21 _ or 147[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1] By VIRGINIA BYRNE
The Associated Press
Monday, August 31, 2009 10:54 PM
NEW YORK -- A wire-haired dachshund that held the record as the world's oldest dog and celebrated its last birthday with a party at a dog hotel and spa has died at age 21 - or 147 in dog years.
Along with her owner, Chanel spent nine years on assignment in Germany, where she became adept at stealing sticks of butter from kitchen countertops and hiding them in sofa cushions in the living room, Shaughnessy said. She also liked chocolate, usually considered toxic to dogs, Shaughnessy said.
...Chanel exercised daily and ate home-cooked chicken with her dog food, but good care wasn't entirely responsible for her long life, said her owners, who attributed God.
"Dogs are God's angels sent here to look out for us," Denice Shaughnessy said.