SAM, World's Ugliest Dog, Dies At Age 14
This post is not a joke. The above photo is not meant to shock you. Please do not leave rude or mean comments about Sam, they will be deleted.
Last night, after Thanksgiving dinner at Cousin Chrissy's house, my other cousin, G., informed me that the 'World's Ugliest Dog' had recently died. I had never heard of this dog before, so G. pulled up an image of him on the computer he was tinkering with. I couldn't believe my eyes. When I saw the dog, Sam, I knitted my eyebrows and thought to myself, 'Who would own a dog like that?'. Then, Galen told me about how Sam's owner rescued him from a pound and gave him a home because she knew that no one else would ever adopt him. I found that very touching, and decided that I wanted to read more about Sam and his owner. It turns out that Sam was a very loving pet, and kept Susie, his owner, very comfortable during her battle with cancer.
The point of this post is simply to share Sam and Susie's story. I think it is absolutely beautiful. Sam passed away on November 18th, but he leaves behind an extraordinary legacy. It's been noted that many animals that were deemed 'unadoptable' because of their looks, are now finding loving homes since Sam made the news by becoming the World's Ugliest Dog in 2003. I rescued Kitty Von Kitty nine years ago. She lived in a shelter for 2 years and was never adopted (that baffles me because she has one of the cutest faces of any animal I have ever seen). I don't know if I would have adopted Sam.
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I thank Susie for the unconditional love that she showed Sam. She showed that even God's strangest, most odd creations can be loved.