This week’s Hollywoof Reporter has the pooch scoop on the dog love at the London 2012 Olympics:
Andy Murray’s Dogs Wear His Medals
In an Olympic re-match of the Wimbledon finale that happened just last month, Andy Murray and Roger Federer competed for Olympic gold, but this time the winner was Great Britain’s Murray. The tennis champ also earned a silver medal with fellow Brit, Laura Robson, in the mixed doubles, but he didn’t get to enjoy his victory spoils for very long.
According to SFgate.com, Murray’s medals were “stolen” by his two Border Terriers, Maggie May and Rusty. Maggie May took to her own Twitter account to post a photo with a caption that read: “Here we go folks, just checking to make sure Rusty definitely has the silver, obviously.”
Tweets from Maggie May’s account are reportedly written by Murray’s girlfriend, Kim Sears. Either way, we give this photo two paws up for being insanely cute and a good show of Murray’s love for his dogs.
Battersea Rescue Names Adoptable Animals After Gold Medalists
There are quite a few pet parents going for the gold, and the Olympic torch even got to pass through Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on its way to the opening ceremony. To get into the spirit of the London Olympics even more, Battersea has named 16 of its dogs and cats after Britain’s gold medalists.
Naming some of our dogs and cats after these sporting heroes is our way of celebrating their achievements and we hope our famously-named animals will be given extra attention from visitors to the centre.
Here at Battersea everyone is right behind Team GB and we hope that naming some of our animals after the team will help spur them on to win even more medals.”
The dogs and cats with Olympic namesakes were handed to Battersea after suffering neglect or being found roaming the streets as a stray. Among the adoptable dogs and cats are Andy Murray – an adorable 8-month-old Jack Russell Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terriers Mo (Farah), Jessica (Ennis) and Ben (Ainslie), named after the athletics and sailing winners, and Golden Retriever Rutherford, whose namesake is long-jumper Greg.
Hopefully these animals will catch the eye of those with a heart of gold and get to go to new homes. To see all the adoptable Olympic-named animals, visit the Battersea website.