Did you catch the news splash about Uncle ChiChi, a rescue poodle from New York City appeared on Good Morning America this week because he may be the world’s oldest dog? His age is somewhat vague because he was adopted from a shelter around 2 years old, but deaf and blind as he is, the old guy is still going strong. When asked what the ancient but perky dog ate, the owner said, “He eats Spot’s Stew, made by a company called Halo and it’s really healthy stuff.”
I thought the funniest line as a throwaway comment when the TV host asked how long the owner Frank had had the dog. It has only been a few years because he had inherited Uncle ChiChi from a relative, who had inherited him from a previous relation. “He’s bee in my family since 1988,” Frank declared — as though the little poodle was a castle or a valuable piece of jewelry. It was really a sweet moment of pride of ownership.
Of course I was thrilled since my pooches eat only Halo kibble as part of the elaborate feast I serve them twice a day — and Scooby Doo, Teddy & Jazzy aren’t even 23 years old with all three of their ages combined! SO I am hoping Uncle Chi Chi’s wise choice of food will keep my guys going long and strong into their twenties, too!