Eight years ago, a stray dog wandered into Fort Worth resident Becky Sanford’s life. Now he’s a world record holder. Guinness World Records has announced that Puggy, a dog known for his “Texas-sized tongue,” is among its newest inductees.
“It means a great deal to us that he’s accomplished what he has,” Becky said in a short videotaped interview in The Mirror. ( I wasn’t sure what Puggy accomplished other than not gagging to death on that monster tongue or tripping on it. But if you look at Puggy’s website, you’ll learn that he is a sort of ambassador for imperfection, and that he makes people smile wherever he goes. That’s pretty cool.) The Mirror said his tongue is 11.43 cm, but that’s not very long at all. I’m assuming that was supposed to be inches.
Here’s a little video of him just sitting in the park. The title tells it all: “With a tongue like this, who needs a leash?” I can’t watch it for too long without desperately wanting to push the “retract” button on him. My vacuum cleaner has one — why doesn’t Puggy?
Here are more photos of Puggy and that giant slab of bologna that’s always hanging out of his mouth. I wonder if his tongue gets dry. Or if he ever bites it. Or how he is actually able to chew. Or what his parents looked like. (Photos from his website.)