Though his bark has quieted, his spirit romps on in the meadows of our memories, forever cherished.
Bobi's age has been recorded in the Portuguese government's pet database and certified by Guinness World Records.
Bobi was born as one of four male puppies in an outbuilding where his caretaker's family stored wood. His brothers were all buried alive after birth due to Costa's father not wanting to take care of more animals. Since Bobi blended in with the wood at birth, Costa's father did not see him when he was collecting the puppies to bury.
According to Guinness World Records, Bobi was the oldest verified living dog as well as the oldest verified dog in history, being 30 years 266 days old as of evaluation on 1 February 2023, surpassing the previous record held by Bluey, a female Australian Cattle Dog from Victoria, Australia, aged 29 years and 5 months, which had been the record for over 83 years.
In honour of Bobi's 31st birthday, 100 guests were invited to celebrate the occasion which was marked by eating meat and fish, with a performance by a troupe of dancers.
It was reported by Dr Karen Becker that Bobi had died on 21 October 2023, aged 31.