Blue II, the retired Butler live mascot, has passed away.
In just nine short years, the sweet bulldog brought lots of joy to countless individuals across the United States and even around the world as he cheered on his Butler Bulldogs in NCAA glory.
Blue II's death serves as a reminder that we think of our pets sometimes like we think of our family, and it hurts when we lose them. Blue II's health had rapidly declined since he retired from full time mascot-ing. It's at least a blessing that the dog is not suffering the effects of doggie old age any longer.
It doesn't make it any easier for the Butler fans and their friends who loved this wonderful dog. Here's to Butler Blue II! He will live on forever.