Dogs do not live as long as humans, yet some are fortunate enough to have long lives. Every birthday is a milestone worth commemorating once a dog enters his senior years.

For example, one adorable rescue dog just turned 23 – an astonishing age in dog years — and was given a very special birthday celebration to commemorate the occasion. Bully, a Chihuahua, has lived a long life, but when he reached 21, his elderly owner could no longer care for him, and he was adopted by The Mr. Mo Project, a senior canine rescue, according to The Dodo. It might be difficult for a dog to adjust to new surroundings at such an advanced age.

Bully, also known as Bobo, is a “super senior” in dog years, outliving the Chihuahua lifespan. However, Bully has adjusted to his new home and has continued to thrive after two years in the rescue. According to Chris Hughes, Bully is fiery, naughty, sweet, independent, gentle, peaceful, and has an old man bark, who manages the rescue. “Even at his age, he enjoys attempting to push another of our Chihuahuas about.” Bully is now the rescue’s oldest resident, so they made a special effort to celebrate his astounding 23rd birthday in style. According to a Facebook post, Bully was born on April 5, 1999.

He is one of the rare canines alive today who has survived two millennia. He’s reached an age that few dogs can imagine. While the occasion merited a great celebration, this aging dog preferred a more low-key affair. “Because he doesn’t have many teeth,” Hughes explained, “we purchased a soft biscuit and crushed it up for him to enjoy.” “Sleeping is his favorite pastime. Therefore that’s the nicest gift you can give him.” Chris Hughes and his wife Mariesa founded the Mr. Mo Project, and senior pets hold a particular place in their hearts. After caring for a 12-year-old dog named Moses who had been surrendered for “being too old,” they were inspired to launch the rescue. The couple reportedly spent over $55,000 converting their home into a senior dog sanctuary, all to provide a safe, caring environment for these often-overlooked senior pets in their golden years.

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