Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cutest Marine Ever!

With that header it would be easy to think I'm talking about a man or woman in uniform, but no... While the US Marine Corps is surely filled with fantastic humans, this is a blog about pets. Meet Chesty!

Image from: http://now.msn.com/chesty-new-marine-corps-mascot-is-an-english-bulldog-puppy

According to the Washington Times, Chesty is nine weeks old and has just entered recruit training. He is a pedigree English bulldog and future Marine Corpse mascot, and arrived at the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C. on Valentine's Day.

The Marines have had official mascots since 1922, when a bulldog named Jiggs was officially enlisted. Jiggs lived on the base in Quantico, Virginia. The barracks in Washington DC have been the home of the Marine mascots since the late 1950s.

I bet this sleeping puppy has no clue what an exciting future awaits him. He is about to enter obedience school, and will eventually earn the title of Marine. He'll get to march in many events, and wear a custom made uniform. He'll be named the next Marine Corps mascot on March 29.