Thursday, August 13, 2009

R.I.P. Local Doggy Celebrity

On August 7, Gibson, the worlds tallest dog, passed away. Gibson was a Great Dane who weighed 180 lbs. and measured at 42.2 in. on all fours, and over 7 ft on his hind legs. Gibson was truly a local celebrity. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, and made several other appearances. Gibson was a loving therapy dog for people of all ages. In April, 2009, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a severe form of bone cancer, and had to have one of his front legs amputated in order to keep the cancer from spreading. Thus began the canine cancer awareness progam, 3 Paws 4 The Cause (go to for more information). The early tests were positive but when Gibson went for a check up, the cancer had spread to his spine and his lungs, at which point there was no surgery that could save him. Gibson's owner, Sandy Hall, decided to let him die peacefully, and had him euthanized on Friday at 10 a.m. To read more about Gibson's life story, go to R.I.P. big buddy.

Gibson on The Tonight Show

Gibson and Oprah

Gibson and "dog whisperer" Cesar Millan

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