Bobi, the world’s oldest Dog, passes away at the record-breaking age of 31.
The Costa family and the Portuguese people experienced great sadness on Saturday as the furriest star in the nation said goodbye to his canine companion. At the age of 31, 165 days, Bobi, the purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, went away in the comfort of his Conqueror, Portugal, home.
According to the American Kennel Club, the average life expectancy of a Rafeiro do Alentejo is 12 to 14 years.
Bobi was the oldest Dog in the world and the oldest Dog to have ever lived when he passed away. The latter term was adopted by him from Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog that lived to be 29 years and 5 months old in 1939.
In May, Bobi threw a birthday celebration that broke all previous records, drawing in over a hundred guests. Bobi received these titles back in February from Guinness World Records, which verified his age using a Portuguese government-owned veterinarian pet database.
Any pet owner who has lost a furry buddy can relate to the Costa family’s grief over the loss of their cherished Bobi. Dehlia Drennon is one pet owner who understands this suffering; she lost her Dog Tucker when she was a child.
Since they are a member of your family, it affects you more deeply than you might imagine, according to Drennon. “Anyone who is connected to them is undoubtedly going through a grieving process.”
Losing a pet may be tough for any owner at first, but in some cases, it may be for the better. Mykalah King experienced this with her Dog “Jack,” who battled cancer for many years before giving in to his illness. Though it was a very sad moment for King, she is happy that Jack is in a better place.
“It was really sad because of the cancer,” King said. “It was a long time coming, so I guess it was bittersweet.”
Although losing a pet may seem like the end of the world to most pet owners, it is important to focus on the good memories with furry friends.
“Dogs really are so in the moment that they do not even resist death,” Drennon said. “Our Dog kind of knew that he was going and he had made his own little goodbyes. So just trusting that your Dog is with you every day, they are even somehow supporting you in death, and that is a helpful way to look at it and process it.”
Pet owners have reported that switching to a different animal can occasionally aid in recovery. According to pet owner Piergiuseppe Di Michele, “getting a new pet helps soothe the sadness over time.”
Following the loss of Tucker, Drennon welcomed Navy, a 3-year-old puppy, into her household. The Navy has rapidly grown to be the joy of her life. Drennon does her best to savor every moment with her new closest buddy, despite the fact that death is far away for the Navy.
She loves to play, so it is really difficult to not be there with her, Drennon remarked. She is now such an essential part of our lives that she is involved in practically every moment of our daily life (we play ball four times a day and go for daily walks).
Even though dogs never live as long as their owners would like, it’s crucial to cherish pet ownership for as long as it lasts.
“Enjoy them as much as you can while you have them,” King said.
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Bobi, the oldest dog in history, passed away on Monday, according to Guinness World Records (GWR), after reaching the nearly unfathomable age of 31 years and 165 days. Veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker made the initial announcement of his death on Friday at an animal hospital.
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The owners of the oldest dog in the world credits his unusual diet of human food for his extended life, which allowed him to live to the age of 31. Bobi, the Portuguese mastiff, ate only food that had been soaked in water to remove flavor and shared with his human family.
Guinness claims that Bobi was born on May 11, 1992. In February 2023, the elderly dog’s status as the oldest dog ever and the oldest dog alive was declared. According to the authoritative source on world records, he passed away on Saturday at the age of 31 years and 165 days. The news was released on Monday.
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