Monday, February 11, 2008

Weekend Recap & Those Rankings

My apologies for not posting since last Thursday, but I must say, I had a great time to post!

Friday evening after work, my mom and dad packed my blanket, my toys, and my food and we headed north to Wabash, Ind. (the first electrically lighted city) to stay the night at my Grandma and Grandpa Richards. We also got to see my Aunt Tonia, Aunt Teresa, Uncle Scott and my cousins Andrew and Alex.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to go visit my Grandma and Grandpa Kaltenmark in Wabash, though. They were in Ohio babysitting my cousin Ella and her doggies, Murphy and Bailey.

I always enjoy seeing family and I love going to my grandparents' house! We only stayed the night, but I got some good food, some good play time and caught up on some sleep too.

On Saturday afternoon we headed back to Indy so that my parents could get back in time to head to Chumley's to watch the Butler/Wisc. Green Bay game on the Horizon League Network. I don't understand why I had to stay home...I am the mascot for crying outloud!

My parents made it up to me and took me out to get a new bed, a new toy and the FURminator.

I know what you're thinking, "what the heck is the FURminator?" Well, it's a special deshedding tool. Whatever it is, I just like how it feels when they use it on me and my parents say it works really well, so everybody is happy.

My new bed is for the family room as I already have a nice bed in the living room. We used to watch TV and hang out as a family in the living room, but a couple of weeks ago my parents got a new TV for the family room so that's been the new hang out at home. Only, I protested the change by camping out by myself in the living room on my old bed (pictured).

So I think they felt obligated to get me another bed for the family room. Still with me? Anyway, the new bed (pictured) is cool and I like it. Now I am comfortable no matter what room we decide to reside.

Spoiled much? Yes. Happy dog? Absolutely!

As for the new toy, it's a latex cow looking thing. I can't get enough of it. I even took it to bed last night. I mainly enjoy squeaking it until my parents can't take it anymore. I love it.

So that was my weekend. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Today was just another day in the office...lots of naps, some play time, couple trips to the HRC with my dad, and some visits from students.

There was some additional excitement around the office with the new NCAA men's basketball rankings coming out. The Butler Bulldogs moved up again in the standings this week coming in No. 9 in the Associated Press poll and No. 10 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll.

I know technically the rankings do not mean anything, but they speak volumes. The 9th place ranking is the highest ever for Butler and not only that, but we are ahead of three in-state rivals: IU (12th), Notre Dame (18th) and Purdue (23rd).

That's mighty Butler with just 3,900 undergraduate students in the top-10! Go Dawgs!

That puts me in some pretty elite company including Smoky the Volunteer, Jack the Bulldog (Hoya), Pouncer the Tiger, and Joe Bruin...just to name a few.

The name is Butler Blue II, boys, and the Bulldogs are playing for keeps. See ya next month!

Blue II


Jamaica said...

I will always think of Wabash, Ind., as "Home of the Depressed Lincoln Statue."

Butler Blue II said...


Did you know that the Abe Lincoln statue in Wabash was recently refurbished? My dad says he thinks an artist from the IMA went up and cleaned him up.

You call him depressed, my dad says pensive.

Here's an old picture:,21&h=120&w=85&sz=4&hl=en&start=15&um=1&tbnid=K4G0rx0SRXHGTM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=62&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dabe%2Blincoln%2Bstatue%2Bwabash%2Bindiana%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4ADBF_enUS249US253%26sa%3DN

Anonymous said...

Hey Blue:

Have you ever thought about entering the Westminister Dog Show? WE would love to see you "light up" the competition. You're better looking than any of those mutts we're forced to watch on the tu

Noelle said...

What do you think of this news Blue?-

A happy beagle named "Uno" made history last night, becoming the first of his breed to win the 132-year-old Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York.

You'll always be the top dawg in our book!