A very good boy could make his mark in history for cramming a whopping six tennis balls in his mouth at the same time.
Finley, a 6-year-old golden retriever — who lives with his owner Erin Molloy and her parents, Cheri and Rob, in Canandaigua, N.Y. — recently beat the current Guinness World Record, which was set in 2003 by a Texas golden retriever named Augie, who held a mere 5 balls in his mouth at once.
However, Finley has yet to be recognized by the prestigious book of feats and oddities due to the group’s strict requirements about video submissions and witness statements, his owners told the Democrat & Chronicle.
Still, they claim Finley can replicate the stunt with ease and maintain faith that their tennis-ball fiend will make his paw-print on history soon.
The Molloys told the Democrat & Chronicle that their four-legged companion started showing a proclivity for the interesting talent when he was around 2 years old.
While playing fetch outside the family’s upstate home, Finley would try to gather as many balls as he could at once, rather than just bringing one back.
Eventually, Finley was fitting five balls in his mouth at a time — and once he hit six, his owners began researching the world record.
Despite the pup’s struggles being admitted by Guinness, he’s still making quite a name for himself online — an Instagram account started by Erin Molloy documenting Finley’s adventures has over 33,800 followers.
Finley’s owners say that they’ve been amazed at the reactions their talented pup has received online and plan to continue pursuing the official world-record title.
“The joy he brings to us is one thing,” Cheri Molloy told the Democrat & Chronicle. “But he brings joy to people all over the world.”