Butler fans give Blue II a fond farewell

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Fans gave a fond farewell to Blue II Friday.

Butler threw him a big bash to celebrate his retirement AND his birthday.

The 9-year-old surely deserves a little rest and relaxation after his two NCAA finals runs. He’s also hobnobbed with some big time celebrities.

Officials said Blue II’s retirement should be pretty nice for the beloved bulldog.

“He’ll still come to campus, on a daily basis, because that’s all he knows,” said Michael Kaltenmark, Director of Web Marketing for Butler. “But he won’t have to do all the appearances, things like that, he’ll just lie around the office, hang out, and just enjoying being around people and students, that’s what he likes.”

Blue III will soon take the reigns. He’s been training for the past year.

Still, Blue II has promised to continue tweeting and posting photos on Facebook.

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