I’m a Tartan

You learn something every day. She’s a Golden Bear. He’s a Cardinal. We’re taking a break from the Holidays to talk school mascots. You have the Washington  and Connecticut Huskies, Nevada and North Carolina State Wolfpack and Boston University Terriers (but they’re not a true terrier-Boston Terrier).  For some reason Wofford College in South Carolina are also Terriers but Boston Terriers. None of these do it for me. Now, you understand I never went to school, not even obedience school; this means I never flunked out of school also. There’s the Saint Francis Terriers in Brooklyn:


Now we’re starting to talk. I recently learned of the school that has my heart, Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Look at this


Yes, the mascot of Carnegie Mellon is (drum roll please) the SCOTTISH TERRIER. I’m now a big fan.

It’s the Carnegie-Mellon Tartans with the Scottie as a mascot. I wonder why I never heard about this before. This school has been around since 1900. It just adopted the Scottie as its mascot in 2007. Better late than never but I wonder why.


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I'm a 13 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

33 comments on “I’m a Tartan

  1. Well, your certainly famous now Kyla, Being on the athletics club ( so you ) BOL does that entail more treats 🙂 xxxx
    Mollie and Alfie

  2. I would certainly hope so.

  3. Aroooooooooo. That is soooooooo cool! I’m going to practice my fierce look.

  4. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!! That made me bite the peeps. Yep. I asked Them to go online and get me a sweatshirt from the bookstore. Surely that’s possible? Any school smart enough to make moi et tu mascots can sell us a shirt or something????

    This makes my day. Thank you Kyla oh smart one.

    • I just knew you’d be a Tartan also.

    • Yep, you can order a dog coat from their gift shop online (and other very nice goodies)!

      • R U kidding me? She didn’t see that coat!!!! Needs new glasses I guess. Thanks for letting me know!

        Arooooos to you, Stuart

        • Well, CMU changed their online store dramatically! It was always difficult to maneuver but I could not find any pet coats or many of the items I know they had today. Sorry to get you excited about this. I live in the area and stop into the store from time to time. Lots and lots of Scottie “Tartan” stuff for peeps and that little coat I saw before. I will check back on their online store, maybe they are just short of stuff because of the holidays. I will notify you if I can find it again.

          Happy to get your Arooooos and back at you too:)

  5. How cool is this… Looks great. sadly, we haven’t school mascots here…what a boring area…

  6. Arooooooooooo, Hey we are on board with this, Stuart has a great idea, now we got Dad checking this out also, good weekend project. Ohhhhhh, we could all be College Grads with degrees in treat consumsion.

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  7. Hip, hip, ARRROOOOOOO! That’s fantastic. We’re fans now, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    • Sorry, I don’t believe they play Australian rules football. The good news is that we can try to get Roxy an honorary degree as an honorary (but ornery) Scottie.

  8. That is indeed cool Kyla! I thinks they’re gonna run out of T-shirts at their online bookstore! There is a high School with ‘Airedales’ as their Mascot, (Alma Airedales), butts no college that I know of….I guess Airedales are just too hyper for college!


  9. Well you must be living under a petrified rock because it was on the news when Bill Cosby gave them their mascot. There are you tube videos. Here is one site I believe the scot came from a Canadian breeder.

    Sweet William The Scot

    • Very good, SWTS. I didn’t expect this from a dog that thought we were ET’s in Roswell, Arizona. You’ve redeemed yourself. Despite the fact that He grew up back east (and Ohio and even Buffalo NY are midwest to Him), He pays as much attention to the east as you do to the west. When He first arrived in the west, He saw on the menu that “Eastern” beers were so much and “Western” beers were so much. He asked what Eastern beers they had and the answer was Bud and Miller-both west of you. It’s all relative and if you haven’t guessed, I’m pulling your hind paw. Thanks for being MY friend!

  10. They are clearly VERY smart over there at Carnegie Mellon!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

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