No other show on television matches the brutal gore and violence featured on Game of Thrones. Fans mourn the untimely deaths of beloved characters, but what about the countless number of animals lost? The cuddly creatures of Westeros deserve to be eulogized, too. Here are the 8 cutest animals slaughtered on Game of Thrones:
Lady the Direwolf
Sansa Stark’s snuggly white direwolf met a bitter end when Cersei ordered her killed in S1. She was still just a pup, which means she was the perfect size for kisses and cuddles and belly rubs. Poor Lady, we hardly knew ye. RIP.
Grey Wind the Direwolf
On the battlefield, Grey Wind was a fierce warrior. Off the battlefield, Grey Wind would lick Robb Stark’s face for so long that some of his men would say it was “weird.” Now he’s playing dead up in heaven. RIP Grey Wind.
That dumb horse
As we all know, horses are dumb, dirty animals. The Mountain chopped this particularly dopey horse’s head off in Season 1. Now let’s get back to those sweet, sweet direwolves…
Summer the Direwolf
AWWWWWW LOOK AT SUMMER’S WITTLE BWOODSTAINED MOUTH! DON’T YOU WANT TO JUST SQUEEZE HIS FLUFFY FACE UNTIL HE EXPLODES? RIP Summer.
Not a direwolf. NEXT!
Shaggydog the Direwolf
Shaggydog. The perfect name for the perfect lifelong companion. That little twerp Rickon was caught and killed, which is tragic only because he lost out on precious playtime with his four-legged pal.RIP Shaggydog.
Some fuckin’ goat
Who gives a shit.
A fugly, busted stag robbed us of ever meeting the momma to all the boy and girl direwolves. Even in death, her soft, furry corpse provided sustenance to her little ones. RIP Mommy Direwolf, and fingers crossed that Nymeria and Ghost live forever!