As per the Guinness Word Records a 22-year-old Toy Fox Terrier who goes by the name ‘Pebbles’ and who lives in South Carolina in America is now the world’s oldest living dog.
Pebbles weighs four pounds and is 22 years and 59 days old. The official Instagram account of Pebbles posted about the Guinness records. The post read, “Pebbles is officially the oldest living dog! Thank you, Guinness, for this tremendous honour and the beautiful plaque you sent us! Pebbles couldn’t be happier.”
Here is the post:
How Pebbles made the record is an ironic story. Just a few days ago the Guinness World Records bestowed the title of the oldest living dog to a Chihuahua called TobyKeith, who was 21 years old.
When they heard the news, the Gregorys, who are Pebbles’ pet parents realised that their Pebbles was older. Julia Gregory, Pebbles’ pet mom said, “Bobby was sitting on the couch and friends and family started texting and calling about a story they saw about a 21-year-old dog getting the record. When I saw TobyKeith’s story all over the news, I applied.”
The Gregorys’ shared the story of how Pebbles came into their lives. They said that initially they wanted to adopt a dog breed of a larger size, but then they spotted this pocket-sized puppy who simply won them over with her personality that according them was “larger-than-life”.
Julie Gregory said, As Bobby looked around, he noticed the puppy following him and running alongside her enclosure every time he would walk by. It was instant love the second the two met.”
The Gregorys also shared that Pebbles had a partner named Rocky who was also a Fox Terrier, who passed away when he was 16. Together the two of them had 24 puppies together from three different litters.
Speaking about their pet, the Gregorys’ said that she enjoyed snuggles and scratches. They said that she lived the life of a party animal. She spends most of her day listening to country music, sleeps till 5 PM in the evening and then stays up all night
According to the Guinness website, Pebbles was put on a cat food diet by her vet because it was “much higher in meat-based protein than dog food”. As per the website, it was stated that though table food is too fatty for canines, the Gregory family sometimes throws a bone or two for Pebbles o eat.
As per the website, apart from usual ageing symptoms, Pebbles is a healthy dog who enjoys her meals.
Julie Gregory reveals what she feels is the key to helping her pet live a long healthy life. She said, “Treat them like family because they are. Give them a happy positive environment as much as possible, good clean food and proper healthcare. We are truly honoured. Pebbles has been with us through everything; ups and downs, good times and bad, and she has always been the beacon of our lives.”