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World's Ugliest Dog Dies at 14

  1. Nov 24, 2005 #1

    Astronuc

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    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sam, the tiny dog whose hairless body and crooked teeth earned him a reputation as the World's Ugliest Dog, died Friday, just short of his 15th birthday, said his owner Susie Lockheed.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051123...OIDW7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

    Good thing she did not marry that guy! What a jerk! :grumpy:

    http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg...t.cabar50111231935.obit_ugly_dog_cabar501.jpg
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2005 #2
    That dog looks like a deep fried rat. I might have left her too.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2005 #3

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    "Worlds ugliest dog soon to be much uglier" would make a better headline.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2005 #4
    Or how about "World's ugliest dog scares worms"
     
  6. Nov 24, 2005 #5
    I'm glad he found someone who loved him as much as she did. What a blessing it is to have eyes that go beyond skin deep...tho at first I'm sure even she needed sun glasses.:cool:
     
  7. Nov 24, 2005 #6

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    Of course the real surprise was the autopsy which revealed that Sam was a cat.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2005 #7
    A dog even ONJ wouldn't love...
     
  9. Nov 24, 2005 #8

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    Olivia Newton John?
     
  10. Nov 24, 2005 #9

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    I always wondered whether the dog was even healthy (I've seen pictures of it before when it has won those world's ugliest dog type contests). I think it was just ugly, but there was always this little doubt in my mind that maybe it was actually a very sick dog to be so deformed looking...or maybe it was sick as a puppy, but better as an adult.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2005 #10
    Apparently, that news source takes honesty very seriously and does not sensationalize stories. That headline would've been simply false!
     
  12. Nov 24, 2005 #11
    It certainly looks very sick to me. But as a biologist, I imagine you'd know better.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2005 #12
    I agree with you there, Moonbear. He also appears blind in that picture. Or is that just the light catching his eyes when the picture was taken? But, yes, not a well-looking animal at all.

    But I'll bet he was loveable as all get out.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2005 #13

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    In the picture, Sam is almost 15 years old. Many dogs are almost blind at that age (assuming they live that long - that is a long time for a dog), and many cats as they get to 16, 17 or 18 yrs, have similarly poor eyesight.

    Canine longevity - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/541778.stm
     
  15. Nov 24, 2005 #14

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    Hey, it's about time you started posting here! :biggrin:

    Yes, he looks blind in those pictures (bad cataracts perhaps?), and with teeth like that, he probably would have had a lot of trouble eating...though the soft, canned dog food can pretty much be swallowed whole...I guess that's what he had to eat. I doubt he could have chewed anything more substantial. Sometimes I think pet owners' judgement is clouded by their own selfishness to keep around a pet they are attached to rather than to put it down when it really isn't healthy.
     
  16. Nov 24, 2005 #15
    Ok, so if your kid ever gets really sick, make sure to dial 1-800-KEVORKIAN.
     
  17. Nov 24, 2005 #16
    Ahh come on now let's be nice :rolleyes:. That dog probably had a heart of gold.. after all he did meet Donald Trump :tongue2:.
     
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