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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Worlds Oldest Doggie

Take a look at this piece from The New York Times-it tells you a little bit about the pooch, Chichi, who's presumed to be the oldest dog in the world at about 23 years of age! You can read the article and see a video clip from his recent appearance on "Good Morning America" right here: cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/old-dogs-new-career-star/

Although he's been partially blind for many years (his current owner says he "walks by Braille"), Chichi still manages to get around, although he tends to bump into furniture.

Now, I don't know Chichi's secret to living to such a ripe old age, but I can show you mine:

     It starts with sleeping in late on Parental Unit's pillow...


And I like to do a bit of yoga-type stretching, preferably on my back, right before I join Parental Unit downstairs for breakfast...


Breakfast is followed by a walk, some squirrel chasing, and perhaps a rousing game of fetch, before I retire to the couch for an afternoon nap.

I don't know if I'll make it to 23, but I think I've got a pretty good start-what do you all think?
We'd love to hear your "longevity routines"!

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10 comments:

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

My older sister TaiChi crossed The Bridge a few months ago at the ripe old age of 20; she was a miniature poodle, and while she was mostly blind, she could smell a steak from a mile away! Having had over a year to observe her techniques, I would definitely say that sleeping on the soft pillows on the Big Dog Bed (where Mom and Dad sleep) was high on her list of beauty/restorative techniques. Power napping was also key. I can only hope that I follow in her (ancient) footsteps!

*kissey face*
-Fiona (and Abby the Mutant Puppy)

houndstooth said...

Well, Lilac will be fifteen in September. She's just a sassy old broad who does what she wants, when she wants, without concern for human conventions!

Bunny

Maggie Mae said...

Bocci,

Your routine and mine are pretty much the same. I guess grreat minds do think alike after all!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Mom just read all about ChiChi this morning!

Pup Fan said...

Sounds like a great plan to me, Bocci! :)

Agatha and Archie said...

We don't know why but PL2 just fainted... PROBABLY THINKING OF ANOTHER EIGHTEEN YEARS WITH US HAHAHAHAH but seriously our routine is VERY similar..... We think that kids PL was very very lucky.. Love and kisses A and A

El'bow and Hauwii said...

cute!!!!!!


Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Bocci said...

Wow-it sounds like those poodles are long-lived, Fiona! Maggie Mae and Pup Fan-I agree that good minds do think alike!

A+A, you're hysterical! I hope your PL2 has recovered from the swoon-you need to be prepared with smelling salts, I guess :-)

Your buddy,
Bocci

Tank said...

I think your routine is perfect. Let me add one caution... stay out of doggy daycares!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Chichi is amazing and cute too! He sure doesn't look his age! Mom says that if I live to be 23, my life is only half over! I swear by my yogurt!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Lorenza said...

ChiChi is pawesome!
Good food, lots of naps, nice walkies... that is my routine.
I loved yours too!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

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