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Sunday, November 22, 2009

UGA VII



A FINAL TRIBUTE



Georgia Bulldog mascot UGA VII died unexpectedly of heart problems on November 19, 2009 after only two seasons as Georgia' beloved dog mascot.

On Saturday evening, November 21, 2009, Georgia played the University of Kentucky.  It was the first time since 1956 when there was no UGA on the sidelines at the University of Georgia.

One by one, band members, fans, and cheerleaders stepped up to the front of UGA's empty dog house.  Children peered in still thinking that UGA might be there.  Band members put their hats in front of the house and pulled out their cellphone cameras for one final memory.  Other band members posed as they switched out cellphones taking pictures of each other.



When a moving tribute to UGA was played on the scoreboard, there was a large smattering of "woof, woof, woofs, throughout the crowd.


Here are my photographs of the tributes to UGA.
@ Scott B. Thompson, Sr., Courier Herald, University of Georgia.  Can not be used  in any form without written permission. of the University of Georgia.











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