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The World’s Oldest Dog, Pusuke, Dies In Japan At The Age Of 26 (Pictures)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 8, 2011

Living to the grand ol’ age of 26 years old, Pusuke has, as they say, had a very good innings.

Working out at a whopping 125 years old in dog years, the much-loved fluffy tan Shiba mix passed away peacefully on Monday after falling ill and refusing to eat his food.

His owner, Yumiko Shinohara, told her local paperShimotsuke Shimbun: “I’m so sad… I would like to tell him that I appreciate he lived a long healthy life.”

Recognised for just one year as the owner of the prestigious oldest living dog title, the Guinness World Record will now pass onto a new (old) dog, with the seemingly-unbeatable record of oldest dog ever still in the paws of an Australian cattle dog called Bluey who died in 1939.

Bluey’s age? 29 years, 6 months and 12 days. Close, Pusuke, but no cigar.

Earlier this year, back in April, the world’s oldest man also died. His name was Walter Breuning, and he lived 114 years old – meaning that Pusuke kind-of-sorta beat him. In a way. A way that in no way counts, that is.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Miracle Dog Survives 40 Gun Shots and Being Buried Alive in Malta

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 29, 2011

By: MEGAN GIBSON

It’s been a tough week for dogs.

Right on the heels of this heartbreaking (but also sort of uplifting?) story of a dog surviving a tornado, we hear of another miracle dog.

(MORETop 10 Militant Animals)

A stray dog in Malta proved that she had the heart of a champion, when police officers discovered her buried in sand up to her face, her legs and snout bound, and suffering from pellet gun shot wounds to the head. Despite the horrible abuse (she had more than 40 pellet gun bullets removed from her skull), the dog, named “Star” by her rescuers, has managed to pull through. Read the rest of this entry »

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