Friday, September 09, 2011

Dog of the Geek: Cujo!

Breed: St. Bernard

Original Appearances: Cujo (Steven King, 1981)

Other Appearances: Movie version filmed in 1983, cameo in the film Cat's Eye (1985)

Biography: Cujo was a rabid St. Bernard who terrorized Vic, Donna and Ted Trenton in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. Cujo was owned by Joe Camber, who never vaccinated the dog against rabies. Cujo contracts rabies after being bitten by a rabid bat. The Trentons are terrorized by Cujo for three days while they are trapped in a stalled car. Cujo later kills Sheriff George Bannerman, bites Donna, and is finally killed by Donna with a baseball bat. There's a number of other plot elements in the novel and movie that don't directly connect with Cujo's biography.

Powers: None other than the strength associated with a St. Bernard.

Group Affiliation: None

Miscellaneous: Castle Rock, Maine is a fictional location used by Stephen King in many of his novels

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