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Meeting the world's oldest dog

Well I met Otto the world's official oldest dog today at the Dogs Trust centre at Roden today. When I phoned my Mom and mentioned that, she asked what he was like, and it made me think for a moment, because he was a dog, what did she expect? She clarified - "Was he like an ordinary dog?" I laughed, because yes he was just like an ordinary dog!

He wagged his tail and ran up to his "mom" when she came into the room, and he had a fuss from anyone who wanted to fuss him, and he was generally great -

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Otto, the oldest dog in the world

Otto the oldest dog in the world with his owners Lynn and Peter Jones and his groomer. (Pictured in December 2009)

Otto, the world's oldest dog

Otto the oldest dog in the world (pictured in Decmber 2009).

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