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Maggie, thought to be the world's oldest dog, passed away this week. She was 30 human years old, making her over 200 in "dog years," but the dignified girl didn't look a day over 175.

The Kelpie (a shepherd breed) lived with her owner and best friend, dairy farmer Brian McLaren, for the past three decades in Woolsthorpe, Australia. He told The Weekly Times that Maggie went peacefully, passing away in her sleep.

Maggie lived through 5 Presidencies. That's, like, 35 dog Presidencies.
Maggie lived through 5 Presidencies. That's, like, 35 dog Presidencies.
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"I’m sad, but I’m pleased she went the way she went," he said told the local paper, "We were great mates, it is a bit sad."

Last year, Maggie and Brian appeared on the news together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7Tzc9gdfTw

Maggie had been in good health in the weeks leading up to her death. In fact, she had not been to the vet since she was spayed fifteen years ago. McLaren told The Weekly Times:

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She was 30 years old, she was still going along nicely last week, she was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing. She just went downhill in two days and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch ... She hasn’t got long now.

Maggie is not the cat pictured above.
Maggie is not the cat pictured above.

Rest in peace, Maggie. She lived through the fall of the Berlin wall, the O.J. Simpson trial, N*Sync breaking up, the death of Pope John Paul II, and "The Dress." Clearly, she is in a better place now.

Sources: Weekly Times | Weekly Times