Ozzy Osbourne's dog has been killed and eaten by a coyote.
The 60-year-old rocker is "devastated" his beloved pet - a Pomeranian named Little Bit - was attacked by the wild animal at their Los Angeles mansion on Tuesday (07.07.09), while Ozzy and his wife Sharon watched Michael Jackson's memorial on TV.
DaughteR Kelly wrote on her Twitter account: "My dad's dog Little Bit was eaten by a coyete last night in L.A. and he is devastated. She was his other women (sic)!"
The couple were so engrossed in the lengthy ceremony - which included performances by Stevie Wonder and Mariah Carey - they couldn't hear the pooch's barks for help.
Friends of the veteran Black Sabbath singer have joked the attack was revenge for Ozzy's mistreatment of animals in his younger days.
The wild rocker infamously once bit the head off a dove and chewed off the head of a bat thrown to him while he was performing on stage.
One pal said: "Maybe the coyote was friends with the dove's family? So many people are linked in Hollywood. Whatever the case it's still Ozzy two, animal kingdom one!"
Little Bit had been with the couple since she was a puppy, when they rescued her from mistreatment at a puppy ranch.
Ozzy recently claimed he and Sharon have 18 dogs, all of which have been rescued from the local stray dog shelter.
He said: "We get them from the pound now. When I get home it's like I've got four new dogs."
Sharon added: "Word's got out in Los Angeles, 'Anybody who finds a stray dog, call The Osbournes, they'll take it!"