UGA died. The mascot, not the college. (Could it have been Buzz?)

I have idea which UGA this is. They all look alike to me.

I have idea which UGA this is. They all look alike to me.

UGA  died today. The mascot, not the college.

Maybe, it is time for a sturdier breed since bulldogs are rife with health problems. This guy was only in his second season as the UGA mascot.

Growing up next to an aunt and uncle with bulldogs, I know how delicate they can be and how many health problems they can have. They demand extraordinary care from their owners.

Because of UGA’s relative youth, people are speculating foul play in his early death. It was more likely a heart attack, which apparently is a risk for the breed.

I would offer my mixed breed furball to UGA, but he refuses to wear a sweater.

17 comments Add your comment

UGA Fan

November 19th, 2009
6:28 pm

UGA, the young mascot just couldn’t take anymore of this football team and the GT game coming up.

GT fan

November 20th, 2009
7:36 am

Nah, Buzz is too tough to mess with such little wuss!

Joy in Teaching

November 20th, 2009
7:50 am

The bulldogs/mascots owned by the Seiler are not just mascots: they are family pets. Anyone who has ever lost a beloved pet understands how upsetting this can be for a family.

While I do understand that English bulldogs are rife with health problems due to their specific body characteristics, and I realize that Maureen is trying to be light hearted, this article is in poor taste in my opinion.

GT fan

November 20th, 2009
8:17 am

UGA and his owners would have to be a bit more thick-skinned than that. While, of course it is sad to lose a family pet, “UGA” is a symbol to most others, not one individual little dog. And the owners who offered him up as a symbol had to know there would be many jokes at his expense. Please lighten up- ‘way too much joy has been had over the years from all the UGA and GT jokes .There will be a world of new ones now …none directed at this particular dog.

Straight shooter

November 20th, 2009
8:41 am

I have a very overweight cat who I have been told looks like Winston CHurchill. In the right light, I think he could pass for UGA. For peeled shrimp, he would wear a sweater and sing the UGA fight song
Who should I contact?

FuzzyLuvR

November 20th, 2009
8:50 am

GT Fan, atleast UGA has a real mascot, and not some fruit in a fuzzy costume.. Just FYI

DeKalb Conservative

November 20th, 2009
8:55 am

Perhaps UGA couldn’t live in a world of public college tuition hikes.

GT fan

November 20th, 2009
9:00 am

Can’t argue with that…But you have to admit…he’s still tougher than a sickly, overweight pooch with saggy skin, eye lid issues and heart problems…

DeKalb Conservative

November 20th, 2009
9:07 am

Could UGA perhaps end the emotional roller coaster of these short living dogs and just get a giant foam depiction of the Pulitzer Prize as its mascot?

GT fan

November 20th, 2009
9:40 am

Or at least a chihuahua…something with some stamina and determination…:)

GeoffDawg

November 20th, 2009
12:04 pm

UGA is the university, Uga is the mascot.

GT fan – there’s a special ring in hell for douchebags such as yourself.

Go Jackets!

November 20th, 2009
12:31 pm

Here we go with the name calling…

Sarah

November 20th, 2009
1:55 pm

GeoffDawg , your beef should be with FuzzyLuvR. He started the meanness.

Sarah

November 20th, 2009
1:56 pm

OOps! I take that back. I see that GeoffDawg called Uga a wuss. Sorry about that.

Sarah

November 20th, 2009
1:56 pm

I can’t get anything straight today. GT Fan called Uga a wuss. I’m going back to bed.

GT fan

November 20th, 2009
5:19 pm

GeoffDawg: Had to turn a little fun into something vile, did you? Tell me this …how would you feel if a Tech fan called YOUR wife a douchebag??? oh, never mind, that wouldn’t happen… he would have too much class!

Dawg lover

November 20th, 2009
6:26 pm

Gee, GeoffDawg: even a Techy didn’t deserve THAT!