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Santa Barbara canine billed as world's ugliest dog dies at 14
SF Gate.com ^ | November 22, 2005

Posted on 11/22/2005 2:43:40 AM PST by lunarbicep

Sam, the dog whose ugliness earned him TV appearances, limousine rides and even a meeting with Donald Trump, has died.

The pooch with the hairless body, crooked teeth and sparse tuft of hair atop his knobby head died Friday, just short of his 15th birthday, said his owner, Susie Lockheed.

"I don't think there'll ever be another Sam," she said, adding wryly, "Some people would think that's a good thing."

Sam became an international celebrity after winning the ugliest animal contest at the 2003 Sonoma-Marin Fair — a victory he twice repeated. The purebred Chinese crested hairless made appearances on TV in Japan, radio in New Zealand and in Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid, stayed in luxury hotels and met Trump on a talk show set.

Lockheed marketed his visage on T-shirts, a calendar and even a coffee "ugly mug."

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 was initially terrified of Sam when she agreed to take him in as a rescue six years ago on a 48-hour trial basis. Although she fell in love with him, his appearance repulsed her then-boyfriend and prompted the man to break up with her.

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1 posted on 11/22/2005 2:43:41 AM PST by lunarbicep
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To: lunarbicep

Good God that thing is replusive.


2 posted on 11/22/2005 2:49:30 AM PST by NapkinUser ("Our troops have become the enemy." -Representative John P. Murtha, modern day Benedict Arnold.)
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To: lunarbicep

Is that Nancy Pelosi with or without makeup?


3 posted on 11/22/2005 2:51:14 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: lunarbicep
..Anybody has a Helen Thomas (modern day Gorgon Sister :>) photo ready? ...mirror breaker every time.
6 posted on 11/22/2005 2:54:31 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: lunarbicep

7 posted on 11/22/2005 2:55:49 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

ROFL


8 posted on 11/22/2005 2:59:38 AM PST by lunarbicep (A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves Edward R. Murrow)
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To: skinkinthegrass

9 posted on 11/22/2005 3:00:07 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Yeah, but at least the dog seemed to be fairly smart...


10 posted on 11/22/2005 3:00:27 AM PST by Heatseeker (Never underestimate the left's tendency to underestimate us.)
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To: Heatseeker
... and better looking.


11 posted on 11/22/2005 3:05:42 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Thanks for posting that, now the dog looks cute.


12 posted on 11/22/2005 3:11:39 AM PST by hunter112 (Total victory at home and in the Middle East!)
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To: NapkinUser

OMG...I was just about to defend this pooch on line, but R.I.P.


13 posted on 11/22/2005 3:23:11 AM PST by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: lunarbicep

"See you in HELL, puny humans!"
14 posted on 11/22/2005 3:36:08 AM PST by Jhensy
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To: lunarbicep

-- Although she fell in love with him, his appearance repulsed her then-boyfriend and prompted the man to break up with her.

And not too soon either.


15 posted on 11/22/2005 4:09:42 AM PST by bkepley
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To: lunarbicep

Any animal should be so lucky to have a loving home. RIP.


16 posted on 11/22/2005 4:14:06 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Chevy Sales

They should have used that dog to interrogate prisoners at Gitmo.


17 posted on 11/22/2005 4:26:35 AM PST by takbodan (.)
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To: lunarbicep

Moonbat's dead! I heard the Dims. were going to use it as their moniker.


18 posted on 11/22/2005 4:38:53 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: Chevy Sales

Go to www.beautifulagony.com for the real thing.


19 posted on 11/22/2005 5:08:48 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: Jhensy


Bwahahahahahahah.


20 posted on 11/22/2005 5:17:58 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: lunarbicep

Walked in front of a mirror before his morning coffee, eh?


21 posted on 11/22/2005 5:39:35 AM PST by Redleg Duke (9/11 - "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!")
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To: lunarbicep
Why doesn't that pooch have any pupils in its eyes? Was it blind, or is this just a trick of the camera?

(........I know, I know, if I were a pupil I wouldn't want to be in his eyes, either).

Leni

22 posted on 11/22/2005 5:44:27 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: lunarbicep

That is the most beautiful dog I have ever seen.


23 posted on 11/22/2005 5:45:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (When life gives you lemons, kick it in the shins and take its wallet.)
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To: maggief; bitt; pookie18; Boazo; Prime Choice
I think ol' Helen really missed her calling when she was turned down for 'The Wizard of Oz'.


24 posted on 11/22/2005 5:54:28 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: lunarbicep
RIP, Sam.

Susie Lockwood must be a remarkable person to accept and love you, despite your appearance.

25 posted on 11/22/2005 5:58:33 AM PST by chs68
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To: lunarbicep

Scary, resembles my mother inlaw.


26 posted on 11/22/2005 5:59:26 AM PST by AZRepublican
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To: reagan_fanatic
Thanks...will rerun in Today's Toons 11/23/05.


27 posted on 11/22/2005 6:27:03 AM PST by pookie18 ((Hillary Rotten) Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: ecurbh

Gollum?


28 posted on 11/22/2005 8:44:16 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: lunarbicep

Yep, that's one ugly dog.


29 posted on 11/22/2005 8:47:05 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: lunarbicep

Good Lord....I'm gonna have nightmares tonight!......and people tell me my pugs are ugly....!


30 posted on 11/22/2005 8:50:55 AM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife.....toughest job in the military)
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To: tom paine 2



i thought they were dog photos

wrong


31 posted on 11/22/2005 10:02:23 AM PST by Taffini (Mr. Pippin and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: bkepley
Here she is:

And here is the calendar.
from:

http://www.samugliestdog.com/

32 posted on 11/22/2005 3:56:25 PM PST by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid
Well, she doesn't look dangerous.
33 posted on 11/22/2005 5:40:05 PM PST by bkepley
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To: NapkinUser

That dog looks like one of the vampires from the movie "From Dusk to Dawn".


34 posted on 11/22/2005 5:41:17 PM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: lunarbicep

Damn, I'm glad it's dead I am gonna have nightmares!


35 posted on 11/22/2005 5:43:26 PM PST by StoneColdTaxHater
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To: lunarbicep

Wow, that is one ugly pooch!


36 posted on 11/22/2005 5:45:32 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: takbodan

The Pentagon should clone that thing if they can get any viable DNA. Let the thing run loose in Gitmo at night.


37 posted on 11/22/2005 5:56:11 PM PST by macrahanish #1
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To: macrahanish #1

We're not allowed to torture the prisoners! I need one to keep the kids in bed at night! And a beware of watch dog sign with picture for the front gate!


38 posted on 11/23/2005 5:52:05 AM PST by ftriggerf
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To: macrahanish #1

Now THAT is funny.


39 posted on 11/23/2005 5:57:00 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: lunarbicep

Was that picture taken before or after the dog died?


40 posted on 11/23/2005 5:58:31 AM PST by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: jwfiv; FineYoungGOPgal

We can all rest easier now.


41 posted on 11/23/2005 12:12:22 PM PST by Serb5150 (P!ss off a liberal - wish them a Merry Christmas.)
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To: lunarbicep

There is no truth to the rumor that I once dated Sam's sister.


42 posted on 11/23/2005 12:20:26 PM PST by FreedomFarmer (This season, slap the Holiday Jeer out of every lib you meet.)
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To: lunarbicep
There was a breeding couple of ugly dogs, but thank God one died and the other will soon join them.


43 posted on 11/23/2005 12:25:32 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: lunarbicep

I just heard the bad news......Godspeed Sammie....you will be missed......


44 posted on 12/05/2005 8:04:20 AM PST by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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