🐕🦺👅 Doggy Diva Zoey Laps Up World Record with Her Soda-Can-Long Tongue!
TL;DR: 🥤✨ Zoey, a Lab-Shepherd hybrid, has a tongue longer than a soda can! At a whopping 5 inches, she’s licked her way into the Guinness World Records, stealing the spotlight with a tongue that often leaves a trail of friendly slobber. Fun-loving and friendly, Zoey’s tongue is quite the surprise for unsuspecting petters. Watch out for that slobbery kiss!
Now, who let the dogs out and why are they licking up world records? 🤔 The bark of the town is Zoey, a Labrador and German Shepherd mix, who’s caught the world’s attention not with her bark or bite, but with her super-size slurper.
Born in Metairie, Louisiana, Zoey’s been giving her owners, Sadie and Drew Williams, licks of love since she was six weeks old. In her first puppy pic, her tongue was already sticking out! Sadie remembers, “We thought surely she’d grow into it but she obviously didn’t. She still has an enormous tongue compared to her body.” 👶🐶👀
When she’s not playing fetch or dipping her paws in any available water bodies (but shunning the bath like a true doggy diva 🐶💁♀️), she’s seen leaving her mark—of slobber, that is—on her unsuspecting fans. “Hey, she’s friendly but she might slobber on you,” is the common heads-up from Drew when strangers approach Zoey on walks. Those wearing black pants, beware! You may not see the slobber coming. 😅🖤
Tongue wagging and slobber dripping aside, Zoey’s tongue was officially measured from the tip of her snout to the tip of her tongue, crowning her the current world record holder for the longest dog tongue. This friendly, 3-year-old furball has now gained quite the reputation, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘tongue-tied’! 🏆🎀
Now, Zoey has some big shoes—or should we say tongues—to fill. Her predecessor, Bisbee, an English Setter from Tucson, Arizona, claimed the record just three months ago with a tongue measuring 3.74 inches. And before Bisbee, Mochi “Mo” Rickert, a Saint Bernard, held the record for five years with a gargantuan 7.3-inch licker.
While our dear Zoey may have a long tongue, she’s definitely not alone in the history of lengthy lickers. Her story does bring up a fascinating question, though: How do dogs feel about these extraordinary parts of their anatomy? Can Zoey sense that her tongue is ‘extra’?
In the end, these questions are all part of the fun and the mystery that makes our canine friends such enduring and interesting companions. So, next time you’re feeling a little unusual, remember: it’s our quirks that make us special, right Zoey? 😉🐕🦺👅
With the spotlight on Zoey, we’re all left wondering: Who or what will break the next world record? 🌎🏆 What unusual animal trait could possibly outdo Zoey’s fabulous tongue? 💭 Let us know your thoughts below!