It is true that dogs don’t live as long as humans, but some dogs are blessed with a long and happy life. A select few even live into their 20s, a rare feat that equates to more than 100 years of human age.
When these super dogs celebrate a birthday, it’s always a milestone worth celebrating. So when a dog named “Lady Bug” , believed to be the world’s oldest dog, celebrated her 23rd birthday this week, she celebrated in a distinct style.
According to The Mirror, Lady Bug’s owner, Mary Jo Hughes, adopted her after the dog was abandoned at a grooming salon. The dog was in bad shape: Hughes said the dog had breast ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ, bladder stones and had to have nine teeth ᴇxᴛʀᴀᴄᴛᴇᴅ.
And despite all the love and care she receives, Lady Bug still looks a bit rough: “No matter how much we groom her, she still looks like she just came out. out of the trash,” Hughes said. But despite everything, Lady Bug has been with her owner for a very, very long time, and Hughes says she “really survived the hardships.”
Profile from Lady Bug’s previous owner says she was born on January 3, 2000 . She just celebrated her 23rd birthday and is the oldest dog in the world.
It was a pretty big event and LadyBug threw her own birthday party at the Neffsville Veterinary Clinic in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania. “It was good to come this afternoon. We just love celebrating with her and we’re so glad she’s still here with us at 23,” veterinarian Nicole Blithe told FOX 43. “She’s a miracle.”
Although there is evidence that she is 23 years old, her status as the world’s oldest dog has yet to be officially verified. According to the Guinness World Records, the oldest living dog is officially Gino, a 22-year-old former rescue dog who won the title in November. Gino’s birthday is September 24, 2000, so Records show Lady Bug as the oldest person in fact by almost nine months.
Dr Blithe told WGAL: “I know some of my staff are playing detectives and detectives trying to track down her next date of birth. Two different vet locations reported different ages of LadyBug.”
If the info can be verified, the owner says she will phone Guinness to make it official, but even if Lady Bug’s name never appears in the record books, she’s still happy. to be with her for so long.