Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Pets Feed
Many of us who live with puppies would like them to live forever, or at least much longer than normal, because sadness is inevitable when we remember that they spent fewer years on Earth than us humans.
According to the law of nature, we understand that dogs can live between 10 and 13 years, but there have been exceptional cases where some exceed 15 and reach 20 in good condition, which is a joy for their owners.
Although not everything stays in these numbers since Bobi, of the Rafeiro do Alentejo breed, lives to show us that there can be wonderful exceptions when he reaches the age of 31.
Although it’s hard to believe, there is evidence that his age is true and he even received his Guinness Record plaque for being the oldest dog in the world. Information that the Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria (Portugal) confirmed after being registered in 1992.
He even posed with his title!
Bobi is a farm dog who lives with his owner Leonel Costa, who has grown accustomed to his dog’s fame.
“We had many journalists and people from all over the world come to take a picture with Bobi. They come from all over Europe, as well as the United States and even Japan,” the owner told Guinness World Records, describing his dog as “one of a kind”.
And although he lived for three decades, much longer than expected, Bobi is a calm little dog who loves to eat and play with the family’s four cats. He is also very healthy, although he has a few vision and walking problems, but they don’t stop him. He also emerged victorious from a health issue in 2018.
In fact, his owners believe that having lived in the countryside is his secret to longevity, as it’s a quiet place with abundant nature, although of course, that’s something only he knows.
“Bobi has been a warrior for all these years, only he knows how he held on, it must not be easy because the average lifespan of a dog is not that high and if he spoke alone he could explain this success”, Leonel told the famous record company.
“We are very happy and grateful to life for having allowed us, after 30 years, to have Bobi in our daily life”, he added, assuring that his title gave them “an immense joy” and also to those who know him.
So they decided to do something very special in honor of Bobi.
It turns out Bobi will be throwing a “very traditional” Portuguese party at the farm where he was born, located in the town of Conqueiros. There are at least 100 people who would be part of this celebration, and some would come from other countries to taste local dishes, and of course Bobi will receive extra portions according to Daily Mail.
Even a dance troupe will perform and Bobi will be the star of a show!
All to celebrate the life of the beloved dog who received the title after Spike, who kept the record at 23 years and 7 days. Because the life of dogs deserves to be celebrated!
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