Photograph: Courtesy of Drew Williams
Louisiana native Zoey, who is a 3-year-old Labrador-German Shepherd mix, has been recently recognized by the Guinness World Records for the distinction of having the world’s longest tongue in a living dog. Owned by Drew and Sadie Williams, the dog flaunted a licker that measured 5 inches or 12.7 centimeters.
In a report published by The Guardian, Zoey’s owners recalled how even as a puppy, she’d been constantly earning attention due to her long tongue. It wasn’t until March 2023, however, that Drew and Sadie decided to gather proof that Zoey has the longest tongue in a living dog. A veterinarian measured the length of Zoey’s tongue from her snout, and this measurement was duly sent to the Guinness World Records organization.
Bagging the record was a cause for celebration in the Williams household. Upon getting the confirmation from Guinness, Drew and Sadie treated their record-holding dog to deluxe doggie treats. They also spent the day playing fetch, swimming, and doing activities that Zoey enjoys. The certificate awarded to Zoey is currently on display in the couple’s home and serves as an excellent conversation starter.
Celebrating Milestones with Your Beloved Pet
Not all dogs can be record holders like Zoey. All the same, many people appreciate the presence of their companion animals and are more than willing to celebrate their pets’ achievements and milestones.
If your store caters to pet owners, it’s a good idea to support your customers in their endeavor to reward and appreciate their pets. Make each event “one for the books” by offering products like wholesale dog toys, pet treats, and other pet merchandise and supplies. Sell these items in different sizes and designs so that your products can be used by pets of every age and breed.
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