Uncle ChiChi, a 10lb toy poodle passed away last Tuesday at the age of 26* (not known if he was b/w 24-26 years old) after battling cancer for a year. Chichi was known to be the world's oldest dog, but unfortunately due to lack of proof of age his owners weren't able to place him the the Guinness World Records in 2010 :( ChiChi lived a great happy life, traveled to Croatia (to attend his owners wedding in 2010), Itlay & Slovenia. He called the streets of NYC's West Village home. Although ChiChi suffered from cataracts & becoming deaf-that didn't stop the little guy from living a happy life with his owners, Frank & Janet.
We have a little ChiChi of our own, & her name is Nina :) She is going to be 17 this year & we can only hope that she lives as long as ChiChi did, 26 years is a long and wonderful puppy life.
RIP Uncle ChiChi.