Pusuke, a 26-year-old male cross-breed was officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records about a year ago.
He died in his home with his owner just a few days ago.
He was born in March in 1985!!
So close to his 27th birthday.
That's well over 100 in dog years, so estimates would even put it around 185!!
He died only a few minutes after his owner returned home from a walk.
"I think [Pusuke] waited for me to come home."
Our thoughts and hearts go out to that woman and hope that the memories from her many years with Pusuke comfort her in this tough time.
R.I.P. - Pusuke
[Image via AP Images.]
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