World’s Tallest Dog Dies
Gibson, a seven-year-old Great Dane and Guinness Book of World Records’ tallest dog, died earlier this month. His owner made the decision to have him humanely euthanized after finding out that cancer had spread to his lungs. Earlier this year Gibson had his leg and shoulder removed from the bone cancer.
Gibson’s human has started a site called remembergibson.com. Here’s a little snippet about Gibson, as told by his human:
GIBSON was born in my living room on April 26, 2002. He was the first puppy born out of twelve. He scared his mother, Millen, when she was giving birth to him, and she took off running all the way into my master bedroom. I was following her all through what was a very memorable run! And that actually set the tone for the next seven plus years with Gibson.
I was the one just running after him trying to keep up with him. He told me what he wanted to do with his life and I followed him. I was just the one at the other end of the leash! He started talking when he was two years old.
His first words were â€œI love you!â€ He spoke so clearly that it was a little bit scary. I always tell my FurKids, â€œI love you,â€ but this is the first time I had ever had one say it back! Well, Gibsonâ€™s journey was just that–all about unconditional love.
I know that he was awarded the title by Guinness World Records for The Worldâ€™s Tallest Dog, but honestly, I never saw that. Yes, of course I knew he was big, but all I saw and felt was his spirit, what his big heart had to offer, and an undying love for giving, sharing his warmth, with all people of all ages, and making smiles happen.
I am most proud of his accomplishments and certifications in Therapy Dog, Wheel Chair Assistance & Special Needs work. He took me everywhere in his journeys to people who were hurting, not having such a good day or life, and yes, even to bedsides of the dying. He gave and gave and gave. I learned so much from my Gib.
I also came across this YouTube clip of Gibson. He was so amazing huge and seemed so sweet: