Sam, the world’s ugliest dog, died today at the age of 14.
According to CNN’s article ‘Ugly dog’ Sam dies at 14:
At the time of his death, Sam was scheduled to be filmed for a Discovery Channel series on the world’s ugliest species.
Lockheed said she had Sam euthanized after a veterinarian told her Sam’s heart was failing.
She said she’s felt a little lost ever since, and is sleeping with Sam’s favorite toy — a stuffed bear he picked up and carried home.
“I have snuggled Sam under my blankets on my bed for six years,” said Lockheed, who has three other dogs named TatorTot, TinkerBell and PixieNoodle.
I’m actually suprised to feel a bit sad about Sam’s passing. I originally posted about him because I was absolutely repulsed, but in the end my curiosity has warmed me to the creepy little fella. It will be interesting to see who the Sonoma-Marin Fair will crown ugliest next year. Stay tuned.