World's Oldest Pup Turns 21

If she were human, we'd buy her a drink. Chanel, the oldest dog in the world, celebrates her 21st birthday today. That's 147 in dog years. And she's going out for a party.

The centenarian canine rarely leaves her Port Jefferson Station home, which is kept at a balmy 72 degrees, but she's headed to Manhattan on Wednesday to mingle with her pooch pals, according to the New York Post.

Chanel, whose stark white hair is in striking contrast to her red fur of yesteryear, wears special protective glasses to shield her cataracts from the sun and a sweater to keep her warm. The aging daschund mix has got a diet that would have her canine colleagues' stomachs growling in envy. No dog food for this pup. Chanel eats boiled chicken with whole-wheat pasta and a custom-designed soft treat that's easier for her elderly teeth to chew, reports the Post.

But she doesn't get much exercise. "She used to run three miles with me every day," Denice Shaughnessy, who adopted Chanel when she was six weeks old, told the Post. "She still enjoys a walk, but now she's carried for a lot of it."

The Guinness Book of World Records named Chanel "the oldest dog" last spring when a 28-year-old beagle from Virginia died, according to the Post.

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