Saturday, April 23, 2016

In the news: World's 'oldest dog' dies at 30 in Australia after going to sleep in her basket

This is an amazing record for mankind's best friend. Imagine your beloved dog living 30 years - that's the age that a dog in Australia reached before passing this week. Here's the story.

In the news: World's 'oldest dog' dies at 30 in Australia after going to sleep in her basket

Caption: Maggie, who was thought to be the world's oldest dog, has died in Australia aged 30 - or 133 in human years.

The Kelpie was owned by Victoria dairy farmer Brian McLaren.  He told a local newspaper that she died on Sunday night in her basket.
"She was 30. She was still going along nicely last week. She was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing," Brian told the Weekly Times.
"She just went downhill in two days and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch, 'She hasn't got long now.' "I'm sad, but I'm pleased she went the way she went."

Maggie's age can't be verified because Brian says he lost the dog's paperwork when she was a puppy.
Brian McLaren says his youngest son, Liam, was four years old when they bought Maggie. He's now 34.
Before she died, the farm dog was deaf and had been losing her vision.

 The official holder of the world's oldest dog is held by an Australian Cattle Dog called Bluey who died in 1939 aged 29.

Guinness World Records says he was bought as a puppy in 1910 in Victoria and worked among cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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