Thursday, May 10, 2012
Yorkie Doodle Dandy author Meets Lucy, a tiny, tiny Yorkie!
The legend and legacy of a small dog continue to grow, 55 years after her death.
Smoky, a Yorkshire terrier, became a 4-pound prodigy after an American GI found her in a New Guinea foxhole in 1944. She is recognized as one of the first therapy dogs in the world.
The Cleveland man who brought her home from the war got to meet a New Jersey yorkie on Wednesday who has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in November as the smallest working dog in the world.
The man is William A. Wynne, a retired Plain Dealer photographer, who bought Smoky from another soldier for $6.44. The record setter is Lucy, who she weighs 2.5 pounds. She is also a therapy dog. Her owner, Sally Leone of Absecon, N.J. trained her after she intercepted Lucy on the way to a dog shelter.