The Times Beacon Record reports that a 20-year-old wire haired Dachshund will be named the world’s oldest living dog in the new edition of the Guiness World Book of Records. Her owner says the secret to Chanel’s longetivity is that she’s an army brat.
Keeping a pet on a military base requires that dogs be properly cared for. The Army is “meticulous about it,” Shaughnessy said, since with other pets around any maladies would quickly spread. “Shots every year” and veterinary checkups were standard operating procedure. Besides, Shaughnessy said, “These are our kids.”