Even though Butler's mascot was barred from the arena for the school's first four NCAA tournament games this year, his Final Four accommodations in Houston more than make up for that snub.
Fullscreen capture 412011 104722 AMNot only will Blue II be courtside for Saturday's matchup between Butler and VCU, the 7-year-old English bulldog is also being treated like royalty in the 48 hours leading up to tip-off.
He got spa treatment in Indianapolis on Thursday, including a hair washing and nail treatment. He lay on the floor in the main cabin on a special chartered Southwest flight to Houston for Butler fans. And he's the guest of honor at Houston's Intercontinental Hotel, with his own plush bed, a chewable bone, doggy bowls of food and water with his name on them, and even a special cocktail named after him at the hotel bar.
According to Fox59 in Indianapolis, the bar staff at the Intercontinental has created a "Blue II Martini" with vodka, fresh lemon juice, blue curacao and fresh blueberries. Proceeds from the martiniRead More »from Butler’s mascot receives star treatment in Houston this week