Tiny Dancer was barking up the wrong tree last year. The diminutive Chihuahua came close to grabbing a Guinness World Record as the world's smallest dog, but other pooches turned out to be even smaller than the 5-inch-tall Lake County, Fla., pup.
Now, Dancer's owner has embarked on another quest: to have the teensy fellow named the world's smallest therapy dog. Dancer recently spent weeks in training to learn how to help hospital patients and others in need of some cheer.
Jenny Gomes of Okahumpka, Fla., said last month that several therapy-dog certification agencies turned Tiny Dancer down because of his size. But the little guy overcame defeat, tried, tried again, and finally received the paperwork.
I could eat that little guy for breakfast. But I won't, he's a working therapy dog now - all 12 ounces of him.