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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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Mail Call: Girlfriends, Dogs Resembling Owners, & Calendars

I received some great questions via the comment feature over the
weekend so I thought I would address those first thing this week.

Before
I begin, how about that Super Bowl last night?! Wow! I was going
crazy…barking, shaking my toys, and carrying on. Bulldogs root for
underdogs and the underdogs got it done in a big way! That just got me all excited for March Madness!

Okay, on to the mail bag…

DogMommy
writes, “Hey My Boyfriend Blue,What’s this about you saying you really
don’t have a girlfreind and are looking???? I thought it was well
established that you are MY boyfriend! I just want to know why the
photographer forgot to take your picture with all the sports teams this
year and what we can do about it? I think making multiple copies of you
in “your pose” and pasting them to the front of the large sports photos
in Hinkle will solve the problem.Only your true girlfriend would think
of that!!!”

In the words of Billy Madison, “Lady, your scaring us!” Just kidding. Sort of.

Sorry if I gave you any impressions of being your boyfriend. Right now, I’m going to the prom stag, if you know what I mean.

With
regard to your question about the team photographs flanking the
hallowed halls of Hinkle Fieldhouse…I don’t know what’s up with that.
Last year I think I was in as many of those pictures as I’ve ever been
and if I do say so myself, I thought I looked pretty darn good.


I like your idea of just slapping me up there should the team have the
picture taken without me. Maybe we should do that sometime as a little
prank!

Actually, the decision to include me in the team picture
is really just up to the coach of each sport. No hard feelings really.
I’m happy, willing and available should they want me, but it’s their
call. I am in this year’s very humid looking women’s swimming picture.
That was a fun shoot! My dad took his wallet and cell phone out of his
pockets for that one in case I decided to go for a dip. I thought about
it for a split second, but then remembered that I can’t swim.

Thanks for the support and letting me have a little fun at your expense.

And now to our next question…

An
anonymous reader wrote, “Dear Blue: Do you think that old adage that
people resemble their pet dogs is really true? Have you ever thought
that you and your dad might be a “classic example” of this theory? Are
you comparable to your father it terms of body build or hairiness? How
about personality? Is your dad as friendly as you are?”

This rebel rouser got our tail feathers ruffled on this one! Well played.

Let’s be honest, it happens a lot…dogs and their owners have been known to resemble each other. Even IndyPaws.com recently held a contest to find the best dog/owner look-a-like.

Suggesting
that my dad and I are a “classic example” of this might pouring it on a
little thick, but, after we got to thinking about it, while our facial
features might not resemble each other, there are a lot of similarities
between us, especially given that my old man is a true bulldog at
heart. I mean, just look at that picture!

If
you take into account our similarities, you might think we were
seperated at birth. After all, we are both handsome, cute, affable and
have a great smile. We’ve both never met a stranger and love to make
people happy.

Pysically we are a couple of broad shouldered guys with a significant chest to hind legs ratio.

However,
we differ in more ways than I am able to count. For instance, my dad is
a self-starter, whereas, I am a motivated sleeper. Plus, I’ve got some
serious dental issues, pronounced wrinkles, and when my hair falls out,
it grows back.

My dad and I think we make a great team. Whether we look alike or not is up for debate.

And finally…

Carrie
asks, “What about the calendar Blue? I’ve gotta tell you, it was a big
hit at my office, and everyone’s been disappointed that you haven’t put
out a new one in awhile…you’ve certainly got enough great pictures!”

Carrie
thank you for the compliment. The calendar was from 2005 and a fun
project. It was a big hit and received quite a bit of positive
feedback. However, we’ve yet to do one since…they take a lot of work!
Perhaps we can talk the powers that be into creating a calendar for
2009. Maybe it will exclusively feature me again or maybe it could be a
“Butler” themed calendar and I could just have a picture per quarter.
We’ll see. I’ll get to working on that.

Perhaps my own online
multimedia section would be good too…screen savers, wall papers, hero
cards and other downloads would be cool. Get my agent on the line!

Thanks
again to those who wrote in to share their thoughts, ask questions,
etc. A big thanks as well goes out to those stoping by the site to read
the blog. Have a great Monday!

Blue II

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