[Vision2020] Oldest Pooch Dies at 147 (in dog years)

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue Sep 1 06:21:26 PDT 2009

Courtesy of today's (September 1, 2009) Spokesman Review.


Oldest pooch dies at 147 – in dog years

NEW YORK – A wire-haired dachshund that held the record as the world’s
oldest dog has died on Long Island at age 21 – or 147 in dog years.

Chanel died Friday of natural causes at her owners’ home in Port Jefferson
Station, a village 50 miles east of New York City.

Guinness World Records officials honored Chanel as the world’s oldest dog
in May at a 21st birthday bash hosted by a pet food company at a Manhattan
dog hotel and spa.

Owners Denice and Karl Shaughnessy adopted Chanel from a pet shelter in
Newport News, Va., when she was 6 weeks old.

They say Chanel in her later years wore tinted goggles for her cataracts
and favored sweaters because she was sensitive to the cold. But they say
she remained lively for her age.


Chanel was sensitive to the cold and favored sweaters.



For Chanel . . .

"The Dog Song" by Nellie McKay

Rest well, Chanel.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change
and the Realist adjusts his sails."

- Unknown

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