This adorable canine has been entered into the Guinness World Record books for setting the record for longest tongue measuring 7.31 inches!
Mochi found her forever home when she was two years old, through Big Dogs Huge Paws breed rescue organization. Owner Carla Rickert drove 11 hours with her daughter to meet Mochi before adopting her.
When meal time comes around, Mo’s long tongue proves to be very effective. It enables her to eat quickly and sometimes causes her to fling food up to two or four feet across a room! Treats also have to be given to Mochi in a particular manner as she cannot grab onto them the same way other dogs do. Additional obstacles she faces as a result of her long tongue include breathing challenges, extra slobber when she’s nervous, dirt, dust and leaves sticking to her tongue and needing help to pick things up off the floor.
On Mochi’s achievement, Carla said: “It still does not seem real! Mochi is so humble, she never brags or boasts but I know that she is as proud of her new record as we are. It feels truly amazing to be a part of the Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals book! We are so grateful for the opportunity to make other’s smile.”