Tuesday, September 1, 2009

World's oldest dog dies at 21in NY

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. The dog, named Chanel, died on Friday of natural causes at her owner’s home in suburban Port Jefferson Station, on Long Island. Chanel, as stylish as her legendary namesake, wore tinted goggles for her cataracts in her later years and favoured sweaters because she was sensitive to the cold, owners Denice and Karl Shaughnessy said on Monday. The playful dachshund was only 6-weeks-old when Denice Shaughnessy, then serving with the US Army, adopted her from a shelter in Newport New, Va.

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