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Hello! I’m Blue2, the official mascot of Butler University. Just thinking back off the top of my furry head, some of the obvious things that come to mind are my appearances at Butler sporting events. Whether it's leading the football team onto the field, greeting the starters on the basketball court, doing my "tricks" during a timeout at center court, or serving as the halftime entertainment at a soccer match where I displayed my own soccer techniques, those are all great instances where I steal the show. Of course, there's more than athletic events, there's also the performing arts. I've been a part of the limelight at several events such as YMCA Geneva Stunts, YMCA Spring Sing and JCFA's REJOICE! where the students sang "Blue Christmas" and I came out on stage riding a sleigh with Santa Claus. I also make appearances at university/campus events for University Advancement, Admissions, Student Affairs, and much more. Basically, I do it all. If you are on campus, be sure to stop by my office and bring me some treats!

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Best in Show

The American Kennel Club recently released the Top 10 dog breeds. As
it turns out, the Bulldog is the 10th most popular breed in the U.S. (This is big news people, check out the Thurs., Jan. 17th edition of ESPN‘s Sports Center as
they even did a story on it…featuring yours truly…and a few other
famous bullies. That’s my second time on Sports Center in a week!)

(Google News Search)

suppose it’s nice to make the list, especially after a more than
70-year absence (last ranking 10th in 1935), but to get beat out by the
Shih Tzu (No. 9)! C’mon! They can’t be serious. I mean, just look at
that thing. It’s like a cat, a King Charles Spaniol and a mop got
together and birthed this beast. Don’t ask me which one actually gave
birth to it.

I have a pair of cousin Shih Tzu’s and I’m sure they’ll never let me hear the end of this.

Anyway, if you’re curious about the English Bulldog breed and our unique history, characteristics, etc., have a look here…

you know that the name of my breed was derived from our sole
purpose…baiting bulls before they were sent to slaughter. It was
thought that our baiting of bulls served to tenderize the bull meat,
but it was also considered a form of “sport.”

Thus, I consider my forefathers to be something of a cross between Russell Crowe as “Maximus” in Gladiator and Belmonte, the famous matador.

But, I suppose back then my owner might have been someone like Sam the Butcher from the Brady Bunch.

well, I digress. After all these years, it’s nice to be ranked again.
I’d like to think I had a hand in that. Why not? How many Shih Tzu’s
you know with their own blog?!

P.S. This post has me thinking about my very own family tree/lineage. I’ll share that with you sometime. Russell Crowe or not, I come from good stock and I’ve got the AKC paperwork to prove it.


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