August, a 21-year-old golden retriever known as Augie, recently celebrated her birthday. Being the world’s oldest Golden Retriever, who, despite the tumultuous days we had to endure, provided us the delight of celebrating with her.
This breed of dog usually lives for 10 to 12 years. Augie, on the other hand, nearly doubled that figure.
The good news was communicated by the Goldheart Golden Retrievers Rescue animal sanctuary in Tennessee, which is located in the United States.
Once he became 21, the kind members of said organization offered to blood and fire to find a nice home for the elderly Augie, and they were successful.
And, as soon as the wonderful news was announced, millions of people on social media all around the world rejoiced.
Augie’s twenty-first birthday was celebrated with tremendous ceremony. Since then, this extraordinary dog has surpassed her breed’s record for longevity.
“At 21 years old, he has nearly doubled the average golden retriever lifetime and still has a lot of energy.” Augie is the world’s oldest golden retriever!” The personnel of the rescue organization wrote.
Augie was born on April 24, 2000, and has previously lived in two homes before settling down with her present people.
Jennifer and Steve Hetterscheidt are a modest couple who adopted her when she was 14 years old and live in Oakland, California, United States.
“He has lived such a long life, in part, because of his excellent genetics. His physical condition is great.
“However, we credit her longevity to her caring mother, Jennifer, who has done an excellent job of caring for her and ensuring she has a comfortable home to live in,” Augie’s veterinarian added.
While there have been several reports of Goldens who are 17 or 18 years old, and even a few reports of Goldens that are 19, Augie is one of a kind. Blowing out the 21 candles is no minor feat for a dog of this kind.
As a result, the elderly grandmother flung the home out the window and chose to celebrate with her lovers Jennifer and Steve in style.
They clothed her with a lovely and extremely stylish scarf that fit her well. The outfit was ideal for the situation.
Augie’s caring caregivers, for their part, are open and honest when referring to their beloved pet. Both claim that, despite the fact that he has difficulty getting up, he still has decent mobility.
Make the most of the remaining power by doing what makes you happy: strolling pleasantly around the garden beneath the blue sky. She enjoys being out in the open and having the warm rays of the early sun cover her.
Jennifer and Steve, like Augie, are one-of-a-kind. The couple drove virtually the whole length of the United States in their RV with their elderly dog. The three of them were ecstatically joyful and ecstatically connected.
Adopting a dog is unquestionably an act of unconditional love, especially if the dogs are elderly.
And it is for this reason that elderly dogs are sometimes overlooked, as people prefer pups.
Unfortunately, following such a lavish celebration, tragic news left us all grieved, particularly the human parents of the adorable and well-known little animal.
The autumnal Augie requested permission to retire to rest for all eternity in the month of March of this year 2021. She was around 22 years old at the time.