Bangalore Herald, Bangalore, India: An amazing discovery by an ex-pat Brit living in Bangalore has revealed that the oldest living dog on the planet is here and he's quite remarkable too.
The ancient canine called Blacky is actually a Buddhist monk in disguise. Blacky has had a long career starting off in Germany as a security dog patrolling shipments to Poland, (he wasn't to blame) way back when. Then he received the calling to go to India and was transported over by someone who knew he was really a monk in disguise, not a monkey in disguise.
Diagnosed with cancer he did a "Lance Armstrong" and is now a guiding light in the prevention of cruelty to stray dogs by patrolling the streets at night and if anybody kicks one he bites their bums off.
Nearly a 140 in human terms, he's alive and kicking albeit, slightly slower than before.
Bangalore authorities have awarded him the Canine Victoria Cross, forgave his slightly dubious past and have promised to erect a statue in the middle of a Bangalore slum to show the people: If a doggy can do it, anybody can!
His next reincarnation has already been planned and the Buddhist monks here have prophesied that he will return as Gandhi!