Two weeks ago, we undid our sarcasm belts, took off our satire pants and let our honest feelings hang out as we honored and celebrated the life of Pusuke, the World’s Oldest Dog up until December 13. But when Pusuke moved on to his afterlife of sniffing butt on a farm up north, his title went up for grabs. Little did we know that a living legend was going to take it.
At the tender age of 24.5, Pip the Acrobatic Dog is now the World’s Oldest Dog, and he’s already seen more than any of us will ever see in our pathetic human lives.
Pip, a 24-and-a-half-year-old terrier/whippet cross, remarkably still performs in the Essex Dog Display Team.
‘It is wonderful to know that Pip is the oldest dog in the world and it is great to have the accolade,’ said owner Tiffany Dyer, 36, of Brentwood, Essex.
(Via Metro UK)
Alas, Pip and Tiffany may be dog poop out of luck. In order for the Guinness Book of World Records to award Pip – who has performed in front of the Queen, mind you – the title of oldest dog, he needs a birth certificate. Tiffany doesn’t have that, which, as Donald Trump has taught us, makes Pip ineligible.
Only a Hannukah miracle can help us now.