For Susie Lockheed, beauty is more than skin deep.  The press carried reports of Susie who is the owner of a dog names Sam.  He is a three time winner of the “World's Ugliest Dog Contest” Sam is a 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested.  He is an unusual breed to begin with, but he has a multitude of problems.  His frame is hairless and covered with blackheads.  He has brown warts and moles all over him along with a large hernia lump.  There are only a few white hairs on his head.  His right eye is a strange purple color from cataracts while the other eye is white. But, Susie treats Sam like a king.  He is pampered and petted and has his own web site.  Susie says, "I've never had a dog this much in love with me.  I really baby Sam, and kiss him a lot. He's a toad [that's] going to turn into a prince."



J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.