It’s a mystery why God didn’t give cats and dogs nine lives. Gus, the hideous Chinese Crested from Florida who won the World’s Ugliest Dog competition in June, was forced to check out at the height of his fame.
The 9-year-old dog suffered a recurrence of skin cancer that spread to other organs. He’d been battling it for a long time, and when he won the competition, his owner had said his winnings would finance radiation treatments.
Gus didn’t have an easy life. As a puppy, he was rescued from a crate in some callous human’s garage. Then he lost a leg to a skin tumor, and lost an eye to a cat.
But in the last few months of his life, his unusual looks made him a star. We hope he got a chance to enjoy his celebrity.
We can’t claim to be dog-lovers, but Cats Working is truly saddened by Gus’ passing and hope he’s romping right now in heaven as a happy, healthy puppy with all his parts.
Rest in peace, Gus.