- Bobi, a resident of a Portuguese village, enjoyed the freedom of roaming the surrounding forests without ever being chained or put on a lead. His owner, Costa, emphasized that Bobi’s unrestrained exploration was a core part of his joyful existence.
- Notably, Bobi has developed a unique preference for human food, exclusively consuming meals prepared for people. This distinctive dietary choice sets him apart from typical canine eating habits.
- Costa, reflecting on his beloved pet, finds profound emotional connections in Bobi’s presence. Observing Bobi reminds him of cherished family members who have passed away, such as his father, brother, and grandparents. Bobi serves as a poignant symbol of their memory and enduring significance in Costa’s life.
Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo from Portugal, has officially become the world’s oldest dog, as recognized by Guinness World Records.
To celebrate his remarkable milestone, Bobi enjoyed a festive party held in his hometown of Conqueiros. The event attracted over 100 attendees who indulged in a “very traditional” Portuguese gathering.
Alongside the guests, Bobi relished in local meats and fish, specially prepared for the occasion. The festivities even included a lively dance performance, in which Bobi participated, adding to the joyous celebration.
Despite having owned multiple elderly dogs, including Bobi’s mother Gira, who lived to be 18 years old, Costa never anticipated that any of his canine companions would reach their 30s. The remarkable longevity of Bobi has surpassed all expectations and has become a delightful surprise for Costa.
“We see situations like this as a normal result of the life that they have, but Bobi is one of a kind,” Costa said.
Costa attributes one of the key factors behind Bobi’s remarkable longevity to the serene and tranquil environment in which he resides. The peaceful surroundings have undoubtedly played a significant role in ensuring Bobi’s well-being and prolonged life.