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Wednesday, 7th December 2011
In General Japan News,

Oldest dog on the planet passes away

The oldest living dog on the planet has finally bid farewell to the world after a peaceful death at his home in Sakura, Tochigi Prefecture.

Aged 26 and nine months, Pusuke was almost 128-years-old in human terms, and as such, was defined by the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living pooch.

It was not until Monday morning (December 6th) that the loveable pet showed signs of deterioration as he had been continuing his daily morning and evening walks.

On that day he refused his food and displayed breathing problems, yet his owner, Yumiko Shinohara, found him lying subdued minute before his death after she had returned home upon completing her errands.

The 42-year-old housewife said: “I think he waited for me to come home.

“Thank you for the memories.”

The pet died as his owner stroked his head in what one can only imagine was an emotional moment for the owner.

Recent research conducted by Japanese researchers showed both chimps and humans associated high-pitched sounds with light colours and dark-pitched sounds with dark colours.

Posted by Susan Ballion  

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