New York holds many titles, such as Worst Road Rage
and Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World
, and until Friday we had the world's oldest dog, too. The 21-year-old wirehaired dachsund Chanel, honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for her longevity, has passed in Port Jefferson Station on Long Island
, presumably of natural causes. She suffered from cataracts and chillblains in her declining years, but was described as spry. Chanel's 21st birthday in May was celebrated
with a rare trip to Manhattan. Her death leaves the claim open to Max of Louisiana
, whose claim to an age of 26 years has yet to be certified by Guinness. But it's nice that Chanel went out on top officially at least.