You may not recognize his name, but you’ve probably seen his videos. Sharky the Pit Bull was usually seen gently playing with chicks, ducklings, bunnies and many other little critters — who were often perched on his head, belly or back.
Sharky, who was only 9 years old, had no difficulty winning friends small and large, but he couldn’t win his battle with cancer.
“Unfortunately my time came early and if you’re reading this, that means that I have already passed,” read a status update this afternoon on his Facebook page.
“It is my sad duty to inform you all of my battle with Cancerous Mast Cell Tumors Lymphoma. You maybe noticed I have not been wearing a doggy collar. This picture is from yesterday (notice my pale gums but happy last smile for you).”
Sharky had cancer for a few years, according to the post, but it recently spread to his internal organs.
“What can I say #CancerSucks! I will be missing you all my dear fans. I will Miss my Mommy Helen and Daddy and little 10 month old Baby Spencer. I will miss My Cool #SharkCat, chicks, roosters, chickens, ducks, geese and Oreo the Bunny…
“Please keep the #PitBull name strong and love, save and protect them for me please. I always wanted to stay positive and happy with my videos for whole world to see how cool PIT BULLS Are! Please don’t be sad, keep watching all of my videos, share and I hope I will make you smile.”
Rest in peace, Sharky. Thank you for all the smiles and being such a great ambassador for Pit Bulls. I bet there are a lot of happy angels sitting on you right now.
You can watch videos of Sharky — many of which have been viewed millions of times — on the TexasGirly1979 YouTube channel.
Photo via Facebook