Well, I’ve done a lot of barking in my day, but never really had my own
blog site, so bear with me. Well, actually, bear with my dad, he does
all of my typing…that whole opposable thumbs thing gets me everytime.
I’ve got a blog now and that means that I have a place all my own to
speak my mind, tell stories, etc. Sure, you can find me elsewhere on
the web at places like Myspace (www.myspace.com/butlerblue2), Facebook, IndyPaws.com, and Wikipedia, but here at http://www.butlerblue2.blogspot.com/, I can really share my thoughts and opinions.
don’t take life too seriously so I hope you’ll find my blog humorous
and even get a nice chuckle from time to time. Afterall, I’m a dog, so
other than “going potty,” treats/food, toys, and sharp objects, what
else is there to take seriously?
As the official mascot of
Butler University, I’m a privelaged pup. I guess you could say that I’m
not your average dog as I get to witness and experience so much. From
daily campus life to university events, I’ve seen and done quite a bit.
Hopefully with this blog I’ll be able to document much of it.
I’m out and about I get asked a lot of the same questions. It’s no big
deal and as a university ambassador, I’m happy to answer them, but I
thought I might use my first post to answer some of those FAQ’s as well
as some of the funniest questions I’ve ever been asked. Here it goes…
Q. How old are you?
A. I was born March 27, 2004…do the math. And no, the wrinkles give no indication of age.
Q. Are you a bulldog?
Are you a human? C’mon people! Yes, my dad was actually asked this
question of me at a Butler basketball game. The best part was, this
dude’s sweatshirt said “Bulldogs” on it. Priceless. For the record, I’m
a purebred ENGLISH Bulldog. Note the emphasis on “English” as there are
such things as French and American Bulldogs. Knock-offs.
Q. Does he just stay at the university? Where does he live?
Yeah, my dad just shuts me in the office at 5 p.m. and wishes me luck
for the next 15 hours. This is another one that cracks me up. Sure, I
was donated to the university and selected as the mascot, but I have a
family too. I live at the Kaltenmark residence and when I’m not
working, I suppose I’m your typical pet. It’s a good life.
Q. Since he’s the mascot, does he get steaks? What does he eat?
Steaks! Are you kidding me?! Yeah, I’ve got St. Elmo’s Steakhouse on
speed dial. The fact is, I like people food just as much as the next
dog, but us Bulldogs aren’t known for our great digestive system. In
fact, given my allergies and such, I’m on a special diet of dry dog
food that’s made primarily from fish. Those omega-3 fatty acids do
wonders for the skin and coat. Thanks to City Dogs Grocery of
Indianapolis, Ind. and Eagle Pack Pet Foods of South Bend, Ind. who
work together to provide me with food throughout the year, I’m eating
well and looking good.
Q. How did he learn those tricks?
got a “Tricks for Dummies” book from Amazon.com and the rest was
history. No, really, my mom taught me most of those. I’ll do anything
for food and I’ve got a mind like a steel trap, so if just show me what
you want me to do, praise me and reward me, then I suppose I’ll figure
it out. My repitoire includes “hi-five,” “roll over,” “pout,” “dead
dog,” and “speak.”
Q.How much does he weigh? (He’s fat!)
Stout or stocky, sure, but fat! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I’m not fat! I weigh
60 lbs. I’ve weighed that much for about 3 years now so for all of you
people that think I’m “bigger” than the last time you saw me, you’re
wrong and you should call your eye doctor. If you’ve ever seen a “fat”
bulldog, you’ll know it. Otherwise, I’m right where I should be. No
diet needed. And remember, those female bulldogs are supposed to be
smaller, so don’t judge me against any of my female counterparts either.
one time I got asked if the university put in an electric fence around
the entire perimeter of campus. I guess that’s conceivable, but
seriously, if you’ve ever seen me, you know I’m going nowhere fast.
Okay, enough for now. If you want to know something, ask me. Otherwise, I’ll just enlighten all of you as I go.
Until then, be sure to add my blog to your “favorites” and Go Dawgs!