Is Jack Russell Daisy the oldest dog in Gloucestershire?
DAISY has proved there is still life in the old dog yet.
The Jack Russell cross turned 22 this week – making her an incredible 100 years old in human terms according to a new dog age calculator.
Her owner, Mark Barsby-Finch, believes the pooch could be the oldest in the UK.
Daisy was originally adopted from Cheltenham Animal Shelter for his niece, Claire, in 1993.
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Mark, of Delabere Road, Bishop's Cleeve, said: "I did some research on the internet and it looks like she is the oldest dog in the UK."
Although she is not as active as she once was, Daisy was still able to tuck into a birthday tea.
Mark, 48, said: "Daisy is very much the lady of the house but, like most old people of her age, she spends a lot of time sleeping."
Despite tucking into party food on her birthday, she was back on one of her favourite treats the following day – ice cubes.
Mark added: "We used to have a machine in our fridge which produced ice. Whenever Daisy heard it, she would race into the kitchen and eat any that fell on the floor.
"Now, whenever we have drink in the evening, she'll have a couple of ice cubes."
The new age calculator argues that the belief that a human year is equivalent to seven canine ones is not true.
The world's oldest dog according to the Guinness World Records was Pusuke, a male cross breed from Japan which died in 2011 aged 26.
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