This is really a dog

Gisborne dog owner Cheryl McKnight believes her 6-month-old Maltese puppy Scooter, which stands at just 8cm tall, is a Guinness World Record potential for the smallest dog by height. McKnight says he hasn’t grown at all since he was 2 months old, and she believes he won’t grow any taller – certainly no taller than the current record holder, an American Chihuahua. Scooter eats from an egg cup, weighs less than a block of butter, sleeps in a shoebox and apparently has his share of challenges as a result of his stature. McKnight fashioned a regular purple sock into a jersey, which Scooter wears so he is easily seen around the house. “It really is quite something. I can’t take him for a walk or put a leash on him.”


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New Zealanders Overseas Talk Being Behind Borders

New Zealanders Overseas Talk Being Behind Borders

When Jacinda Ardern closed New Zealand’s borders, chasing a zero-Covid policy, many New Zealanders were effectively locked out of their own country, Molly Codyre writes, having interviewed “those left behind” for an article…