Friday, November 13, 2009


Anyone who says animals don't have emotions like ours has no emotions. Or is a buffoon. Or has never cared for an animal. Or all three.

As long as I'm on the subject of goggies, I'm going to tag on this bit via Buzzfeed: The Guinness Book of World Records has named a new champ in the "world's tallest dog" category. Meet Titan:
According to CBS News,
Titan's official height, as measured by a veterinarian, is 42.25 inches from floor to shoulder. You could add eight inches if official measurements included the head, Guinness spokesman Stuart Claxton said.

Titan weighs 190 pounds and doesn't stand on his hind legs because it isn't good for him. If he did, Taylor figures he would stand 80 or 82 inches tall.

Titan takes over the title held by Gibson, a 7-year-old harlequin Great Dane from Grass Valley, Calif., who died earlier this year after battling bone cancer. He had measured 42.2 inches tall.
So the new record breaks the old one by only a twentieth of an inch; I'd rather not have either one crying and trying to get back into my lap after a long stint serving the country abroad.

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