Mochi is an 8 year old fluffy St.Bernard in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. But there is something exceptional in her that distinguishes her from other dogs and made her enter into Guinness World Records. Wondering what could it be?
You might not believe it but it’s true. She got into the limelight because of her longest tongue which measures an incredible 7.3 inches from lip to tip.
Her titanic tongue has made her landed on the cover of the very first edition of “Guinness World Records:Amazing animals” as the current holder of the desired “Longest Tongue on a Dog” record.
In comparison, the length of Mochi’s tongue is equivalent to the length of two and a half Jenga blocks in a row.
She has been rescued and adopted by Carla and Craig Rickert in Sioux Falls, South Dakota when she was two years old. They loved her immensely despite that crazy, long tongue and considered her a source of delight in their lives. She is been living with them for about 6 and half years.
They expect that the Guinness honor helps inspire others to adopt rescue animals.
In a video produced by Guinness, the owner Carla Rickert told, “She is very chucklesome.She made us laugh whenever we are in stress. She is a comic relief for us.
He also expressed his feeling and told that when they look at Mochi’s picture in Guinness world Records Book, they will feel very proud. “It will make all the slobber they’ve cleaned up over the last six-and-a-half years worth it.”
He further added, “Mochi is very humble dog, she never brags or boasts about her achievement but I know that she is as proud of her record as they are”
Mochi’s long tongue has not only bring honor and prestige to her. It also brings problems along with it like breathing challenges, extra slobber when she’s nervous, dirt, dust and leaves sticks to her tongue.
She is a source of inspiration for us. Because she teaches us that it’s alright to be different.
The once abused and neglected pub is resilient, funny, loving and eternally grateful and loyal to her forever family- Carla and Craig Rickert.
This dog’s drool is unquestionably more terrible then her bark or bite. When you get a smooch from Mochi, tissues might be required to sop up what could be an extra slobbery kiss.
She is an expert in slurping peanut butter. She does it like a boss.
Mochi has a tongue growth spurt of huge proportions to break the all-time record. Although she is the current world record holder for longest dog’s tongue, but that title belongs to someone else before him. It belonged to a boxer named Brandy, who boasted a tongue that stretched a tremendous 17 inches. But, unfortunately she died in September, 2002.
Talking about human,the record for the longest human tongue is held by Nick Stoeberl from Salinas, California, at 3.9in.