Friday, June 4, 2010

Miss Ellie, The World's ugliest dog, 1993-2010

I'm serious, if this keep on, I'm gonna change the name of this blog to "Tombstones and Razor Blades!"

Canine lovers were in mourning Thursday at the news that a bug-eyed Chinese crested hairless pooch, who was officially crowned the "World's Ugliest Dog," has died at age 17, according to news reports.

The lovable Miss Ellie, whose lopsided tongue always stuck out of the side of her mouth, died on Tuesday in her Tennessee home, the local Mountain Press daily newspaper said.

Rescued by owner Dawn Goehring when she was seven years old, Miss Ellie, who drew smiles with the shock of blonde hair above her eyes, had helped raise over 100,000 dollars for the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, according to AFP.

Despite being blind in her final years, she won Animal Planet's "World's Ugliest Dog" award last year, it added.

She also starred in Animal Planet's "Dog 101" and was featured in numerous commercials and television programs. Miss Ellie had been set to travel to California this month to defend her title.

Damn! She was one ugly bi... What? I'm talking about the dog!

Via The Korean Herald
Images AP

1 comment:

Sings-With-Spirits said...

Wow. She was ugly in the old-school meaning of the word... :p

Still, she was so ugly she went all the way around into cute. I saw her in the Dogs 101 episode and in the news; she was so well-behaved!

My condolences to her family.