I would say it was the Russians, but it’s probably too soon for speculations.
Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog with the wildly drooping tongue, protruding teeth and penchant for Slim Jims, has gone to the great kennel in the sky just weeks after finding fame last month as the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.
From her New York Times obituary:
Her death was announced by her owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minn., who said the dog had died in her sleep. She said Zsa Zsa had not been having any health issues. The average life expectancy for bulldogs, according to the American Kennel Club, is eight to 10 years.
The news of her death was first reported by TODAY.com.
Zsa Zsa’s life had modest beginnings. She spent the first five years in a puppy mill in Missouri before she was put up for auction and bought by a rescue group.
After Ms. Brainard adopted her, Zsa Zsa spent her days lounging around, refusing to do much of anything unless food was involved. Her favorite snacks? A Slim Jim or a steak burrito from Chipotle.
She won the contest when her family drove 30 hours from Minnesota to enter her in the contest. Once there, Ms Brainard carried Zsa Zsa across the stage and entice her to impress the judges.
“She was eating part of a Slim Jim on the table and just sneezed all over them and was drooling on them,” she said.
And apparently that sealed the deal. She won the contest and went on to instant internet fame.
Say the Times:
After that, her life became as glamorous as that of Zsa Zsa Gabor, the actress she was named for.
“I felt like I was traveling with Brad Pitt or something,” Ms. Brainard said. “People would be screaming her name. It was just crazy.”
In Zsa Zsa’s final weeks, Ms. Brainard said, the world got to learn what she knew all along: When you’re loved, looks don’t matter at all.
No word on the cause of her death…. but I can’t help but be suspicious. We live in dangerous times.