Treat Your Best Friend with a PetBox

It is with great pleasure that I announce that yours truly has become a “spokesdoggy” for PetBox; a monthly delivery service offering the best of pet products for your dog or cat. Not only that, but PetBox will be offering a special “Blue III PetBox” each month, filled with some of my favorite items and products.

In fact, you can sign up for a Blue III PetBox right now by visiting…

A Dog House to Call Home

Serving as “Butler Blue,” the official mascot of Butler University, both the late Blue II and I have amassed an assembly of priceless prized possessions over the years. Such artifacts and heirlooms include:

The Built Ford Tough Blue Mobile, provided by Don Hinds Ford
The official Butler Blue collar, custom created by Reis Nichols Jewelers
The official Nike jersey, hand tailored by the Tom…

Same Name, New Author

It’s Monday, September 30, 2013, which means that this week marks a month since Butler Blue II passed. He was my brother from another mother, my mentor, my friend, my predecessor, and most of all, my hero. I miss him terribly.

However, this transition has maybe been easier on me than anyone else. After all, I learned from the best, so I’m confident in my training to follow in Blue’s…

Just What the Doctor Ordered: A Toast

Last weekend, my veterinarian, good friend, and Butler University graduate, Dr. Kurt Phillips hosted a retirement party for me at his clinic in Carmel, Ind., Woodland Animal Hospital. (He also has a practice in downtown Indianapolis at the Mass Ave Animal Clinic.) It was a great event with the usual attributes, cake, balloons, picture-taking, but there was also a very poignant moment that took…

Blue II Haiku Contest Winners

In honor of my retirement this year, my friends at the Butler University Bookstore decided to hold an academic contest, of sorts, with submissions coming in the form of a haiku. The Blue II Haiku Contest stood as an invitation for people of all ages to pen some prose about yours truly with a 5-7-5 syllable structure and potentially win some swag.

I’m pleased to report that haiku submissions…

Butler Blue II: What I’ve Learned – Retirement Edition

As I celebrate my ninth birthday and approach retirement (May 20, 2013) after nine years of service as official mascot of Butler University, I’m offering up yet more introspection derived from my existence.

Inspired by Esquire Magazine’s “The Meaning of Life” issue and standing “What I’ve Learned” column, I’ve previously published such features of my own on two occasions. Being that…

Big Dawgs Tour: Louisville Slugger Museum

After our brief stint of TV glory at WHAS, we took the Built Ford Tough Blue Mobile a short mile through downtown to stop at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

Nestled in the middle of Museum Row on Main in downtown Louisville, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is instantly recognizable. Towering 120-feet into the air, the Big Bat separates the Slugger Museum from other,…

#BigDawgsTour Makes Mashable

One day  it’s The Huffington Post regarding my social media prowess, as noted by the Shorty Awards, and a day later it’s Mashable on Butler Blue III and my desire to impersonate “Thelma and Louise,” a la the Big Dawgs Tour.

I can’t make this stuff up.

Now keep in mind that The Huffington Post boasts a Pulitzer Prize and was ranked #1 on the 15 Most Popular Political Siteslist…

Hoops Aside, March Offers Much Madness

I don’t even know what what madness means, but it’s March and I’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get right to it.
Shorty Awards
Finally, the Shorty Awards ceremony has arrived. Held in NYC, the fourth annual, sold-out event will air online this evening at 7:30 p.m. I’ll be watching to find out if I have won the Shorty Award for the best use of short form media in the College Category.

You may…

America’s Dog Ready for Super Bowl XLVI

As the official mascot of Butler University, it’s only natural that I’m all-things Butler. As mascot, I’m a spokesdoggy, face, greeter, host, personality, leader and just all around ambassador for the university. Well, that’s how things started at least. Now, nearly eight years and two NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Fours later, I’ve added to my title and responsibilities as Butler’s Mascot,…

Good Boy, Blue!

After much anticipation, the Butler Blue children's book, "Good Boy, Blue!" is finally off to print. Butler fans and kids of all ages are sure to love this heartwarming story and iconic illustrations.

Pre-order your copy today!

Get Your Pup a Blue III PetBox

Treat your best friend with a Blue III PetBox! After all, doesn't your dog deserve the very best? Blue III has teamed with PetBox to load up a box each month with the latest and greatest in treats, toys, and pet products. Proceeds benefit Butler's live mascot program too!

Order a Blue III PetBox today!

The Big Dawgs Tour

The Butler University Big Dawgs Tour rides again! From January through March, our beloved Bulldog, Butler Blue III will be venturing away from campus to spread some Butler cheer and follow the men's basketball team as they take on new BIG EAST opponents.

Be sure to follow along and enter yourself into the Big Dawgs Tour Contest!

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