Not sure how I missed this, but there's some sad news to report from Wales.
Tubby the plastic bottle recycling dog has died of cancer, according to a recent report from the South Wales Argus.
But Tubby, who gained fame around the world, was not just any plastic bottle recycling dog. He was the Guinness World Records holder of “most bottles recycled by a dog.”
Seems that Tubby enjoyed picking up discarded plastic bottles he found on his daily walks, and collected more than 26,000 of them over six years by the time the folks at Guinness recognized his status in 2010.
Owner Sandra Gilmore of Pontnewydd, Torfaen, Wales, helped her dog recycle the bottles the Labrador passed on to her.
For many people of a certain age, Guinness World Records harken back to pictures of the world's heaviest twins riding on minibikes or those really gross long fingernails. But as far as recycling dogs, Tubby was the best.