Maggie was an absolutely gorgeous Australian sheepdog that has recently passed away at an age that many people believe are breaking world records. Her heartbroken owner confirmed the death to local media outlets. Dairy farmer, Brian McLaren, was devastated by the passing of his 30-year-old Kelpie. She had been by his side for many years. He says that she was fairly healthy overall up to the time that she passed. “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,” McLaren, who lives in Victoria, Australia, told The Weekly Times. “She just went downhill in two days, and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch … ‘She hasn’t got long now.'” McLaren said that Maggie had been curled up in her bed the evening before he went to bed, and she was in the exact same position come morning. His heart dropped to the floor, but he did find a bright side. Continue to the next page for a wonderful video of the 30-year-old dog, and how McLaren found a silver lining in Maggie’s passing. “The best thing about it is the last couple of weeks I was petrified I was going to have to put her down, and that was going to break my heart,” McLaren told Australia’s ABC News. “I’m sad,” he added to The Weekly Times. “But, I’m pleased she went the way she went.” Even though Maggie was never given the official title of the world’s oldest dog, they do believe she holds the record. The reason why she lacked the title was because McLaren had misplaced her paperwork. Despite this fact, McLaren recalls vividly that he brought Maggie home as a puppy when his son turned 4. He is now 34-years-old. This, of course, would make Maggie 30-years-old, or 133 in human years!
Continue to the next page to watch the most wonderful video of Maggie. We’re so happy she was able to cross the Rainbow Bridge peacefully. The Guinness Book of World Records states that the oldest dog was named Bluey. He died in 1939 at the age of 29 years and five months. A very close age to Maggie, however, she would have had him beat. Maggie now permanently rests underneath a pine tree in a marked grave along with McLaren’s previous dog that passed away. “She had the greatest life,” McLaren told Australia’s ABC News.