Bill Cosby Gives College a Dog Mascot
Carnegie Mellon University received its first live mascot, a Scottish Terrier, from the comedian.
Posted: March 27, 2008, 5 a.m. EST
Bill Cosby has given Carnegie Mellon University its first live mascot — a Scottish Terrier, the university announced this week.
Bill Cosby during a visit to Carnegie Mellon University last year. He’s pictured with Murray, a Scottish Terrier owned by professor Larry Cartwright.
Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University
Cosby said in a statement that he was inspired to present Carnegie Mellon with a live mascot after delivering the university’s commencement address last year. Cosby hopes the dog will encourage students to take time away from studying to build friendships and have fun. “The dog raises one’s self-esteem,” he says.
The Scottie, from a Canadian breeder, will make its first public appearance in the fall, and will live with Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Larry Cartwright, who owns a Scottish Terrier named Murray.
Cosby has a long association with dogs. He is the co-owner of Dandie Dinmont Terrier Harry, who won the Terrier Group in the 2007 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
- Watch a video of Cosby and Harry -
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