Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo from Portugal, was the world’s oldest dog ever, according to Guinness World Records. He died on Saturday at the age of 31 years and 165 days, breaking the previous record of 29 years and five months set by Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, in 1939.
Bobi was born in a litter of four puppies that were supposed to be put down by his owner’s father, but he escaped and was later adopted by the Costa family. He lived a peaceful and happy life with them, enjoying the same food they ate and celebrating his birthdays with lavish parties.
He had no major health issues until recently, when he started having trouble walking and seeing. His owner, Leonel Costa, who was only eight years old when Bobi was born, said he was a lucky dog and a part of the family.
“He was a lucky dog. He had a good life. He was part of the family. His 11,478 days on Earth would never be enough,” Mr. Costa said.
Bobi was a very special dog. He was very calm and gentle. He loved to be around people and other animals. He was always happy and wagging his tail.
“Bobi was a very special dog. He was very calm and gentle. He loved to be around people and other animals. He was always happy and wagging his tail,” Maria Costa, Leonel’s mother, said.
Bobi was also an extraordinary dog. He had a remarkable longevity and vitality. He was a symbol of the Rafeiro do Alentejo breed, which is native to Portugal and has been used for centuries to guard livestock and property.
Bobi’s longevity was a testament to the love and care he received from his owners. He was a remarkable dog who touched the lives of many people. He will be greatly missed by the Guinness World Records family.
Bobi’s story was an inspiration for all dog lovers. He showed us that age is just a number and that dogs can live long and happy lives with proper care and nutrition. He was a true legend and a hero.
Bobi’s death has sparked an outpouring of condolences and tributes from people around the world who admired his remarkable life. Many have shared their memories and photos of Bobi on social media using the hashtag #RIPBobi.
Bobi will be buried in his backyard next to his favorite toy, a stuffed lion that he had since he was a puppy. His owners said they will always remember him as their best friend and companion.
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– World’s oldest dog ever dies in Portugal, aged 31 (or about 217 in dog years), Al Jazeera, 23 October 2023