Wednesday, November 12, 2008
UGLY GUS: one eye, three legs, no hair, but a very big heart
A one-eyed, three-legged dog that won the title of world's ugliest pooch this summer has died. Gus, a hairless Chinese crested dog, succumbed to cancer after a long battle, according to The St. Petersburg Times in Florida. He was 9. Gus was rescued from a bad home and went on to win the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in northern California. Gus came from humble origins. According to the fair, his adopted family in Gulfport, Florida, rescued him after learning he was being kept in a crate inside someone's garage. He had one leg amputated because of a skin tumor, and lost an eye in a cat fight. 'He took me to amazing places,' said his tearful owner, Jeanenne Teed.