For those of you that don't know much about Texas A&M University, shame on you! Heeeheee, Just kidding.
Texas A&M was for years and years primarily a military school, and only started admitting da women in the late 1960s. It is all well known for its pawsome Veterinary School....and has graduated tons and tons of some of da best Vets in da country!! (if you like Vets that is....)
All this said......Texas A&M is full of Tradition. And one of my momma's most favorite tradition is the mascot, Miss Reveille, 'mam! You can just imagine how much my momma loved being at a school where a dog runs da campus! When her was in college she would get all excited and filled with da nervousness when she would encounter Reveille on campus. (pawsonally, I have heard dat Reveille is kinda 'uppity'....butt my momma don't care. My momma thinks of her as royalty. sigh)
My momma loves Reveille sooooo much, that her furst two dogs after college were two Shelties. Her thought they be like mini-collies and looked like Reveille. THANK GOODNESS, her saw da light and returned to having doxins ever since.
Here be a few photos for your viewing pleasure........
Reveille guards da sidelines during every football game.
I told you da Aggies take their Reveilles very seriously
Reveille, the first lady of Aggieland, is the official mascot of Texas A&M University. She is the highest ranking member of the Corps of Cadets
Reveille I came to Texas A&M in January 1931. A group of cadets hit a small black and white dog on their way back from Navasota. They picked up the dog and brought her back to school so they could care for her. The next morning, when "Reveille" was blown by a bugler, she started barking. She was named after this morning wakeup call. The following football season she was named the official mascot when she led the band onto the field during their half-time performance. When Reveille I died on January 18, 1944, she was given a formal military funeral on the gridiron of Kyle Field. She was then buried at the north entrance to the field, as all Reveilles are, facing the scoreboard so that she can always watch the Aggies outscore their opponent. The next Reveille was not added until 1963, and Reveille II begain the tradition of using a female collie.
Reveille is the most revered dog on campus. Company E-2 has the privilege of taking care of Reveille. If she is sleeping on a cadet's bed, that cadet must sleep on the floor. Cadets address Reveille as "Miss Rev, ma'am." If she is in class and barks while the professor is teaching, the class is to be immediately dismissed.
Thank you for bearing with me through this. Momma will un-tie me from da keyboard now that I finished dis post.
Plus, I gotta go check on hers. I hear da gameday battlecry in da other room. sigh.
Whoop! Gig'em Aggies. BTHO SFA!