08 December 2007

The Centenary . . .

Speaking of adopting pets, the big college just did.After receiving votes from 1400 alums, faculty, staff, currents students, and even a batch of prospective students, Centenary College (alma mater, hail) has announced an additional mascot. We'll remain the Gents and Ladies, of course, but now we have a Catahoula cur named Skeeter to tote around and love.

What a beautiful dog. And from a rescue shelter too. Even better.

Go Skeeter the Gent!

8 comments:

Micah said...

a better view of skeeter

Micah said...

hmm, maybe this new and improved link will allow you to view but not download the image...

Micah said...

maybe not

Arthur Jackson said...

Certainly the best of the options.

rafe said...

I used to have a Catahoula Cur when I was younger. It was my first "great" dog.

Jen said...

I hung out with Skeeter a little today--indeed a great dog. Somewhat skittish yet, but his keepers (ie the staff housed in the president's office--in the administrative building!) are training him, and he's doing well.

Except for the time when one of our interns walked in and he growled at her and barked. Um, a little scary. She must have smelled like afraid.

rafe said...

I confess I'm somewhat of a elitist, but... I question the wisdom of getting the dog from a shelter for two reasons: First, the Catahoula Cur is our state dog--pedigree is important (not only in getting the right breed but also the proper physical appearance). Second, dogs are much better trained from a young age. If Skeeter is skittish and growls, that's not a good sign! Sometimes a dog's early interactions with humans mark it for life. Apparently, most dogs in shelters didn't have the best home life.

I'll have to dig up a picture of my ol' glass-eyed "Smokey" to give y'all a feel for the breed standard.

Brent said...

Hmmm... Now I have been called a lot of names over the years... and I think that a "cur" is one of them. Is it possible that Centenary's mascot is an epithet?