Friday, November 20, 2009

sad news for bulldog lovers of the world

UGA VII, the University of Georgia’s bulldog mascot unexpectedly passed away at age 4 from heart disease. Though I am a die-hard LSU fan and wish only the worst for Bulldog Nation, I love real actual drooling bulldogs and Uga was a very handsome specimen. Pour out some kibble in his memory.

"Uga VII, or "Uga VI's Loran's Best" as was his registered name, was latest in the 54-year line of mascots owned by the Seilers. "Mother woke up this morning and said she thought Uga didn't feel too good," said Swann Seiler, her voice quivering. "Daddy got up with him and he could tell something was wrong. We have a vet [Sonny Lester] that's practically on-call just for Uga and he was there in five minutes. They took him to a [veterinary] hospital quick as they could but he didn't make it."
“We are all in a state of shock,” Sonny Seiler said. “We had no warning whatsoever.”
In fact, Seiler said Uga VII had just been given a clean bill of health from the UGA vet school a week earlier... Burial details have not been finalized. The mascots are interred in a mausoleum built in the southwest corner of Sanford Stadium. Georgia is the only university in the nation to bury its mascots within the confines of its stadium."

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