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Pethouse Pet of the Week

Meet Buttercup, the cuddly cattle dog mix, CultureMap's pet of the week

Meet Buttercup, the cute cattle dog mix, CultureMap's pet of the week

Pet of the week - Buttercup Aussie Cattle Dog
Sweet Buttercup was dumped because she wanted to come inside. You can take her home Friday, June 7. Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Name: Buttercup, as in "Build Me Up Buttercup," a 1968 hit single by the British soul/pop band the Foundations. Notably, the Foundations were the first multi-racial band to hit No. 1 in England. Their other big hit was "Baby, Now That I’ve Found You." I know the Foundations aren’t in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, but I’m not the one who named this dog Buttercup.

Come on Citizens for Animal Protection, give me something to work with. As always, feel free to change this pup's name. I would. When I adopted Sally, her name at CAP was Pixie. I changed her name before we left the parking lot.

Birthdate: June 2, 2018. I’m still a pup, just passed my initial birthday. I will forgive you for not sending a gift, a card, flowers — not even a phone call.

Ethnicity: I’m an Australian Cattle Dog mix, which means I’m kinda brilliant. (Speaking of brilliant, how about Emma Boettcher, the librarian who beat, at long last, sports gambler James Holzhauer on Jeopardy? It was like watching Socrates and Plato discussing philosophy at the Lyceum in ancient Greece, except with GEICO commercials.)

But back to Buttercup: She is a sweetie pie who is good with children and other animals. She is leash-trained and knows a whole bunch of commands. She’s one of those precious dogs who wants a family to join and watch TV, go for walks and just hang out.

Her owner brought her to CAP because he kept Buttercup outside, and she kept wanting to come inside — she’s clearly an inside dog. I don’t want to get off on a rant here (thank you, Dennis Miller), but why would you get a dog and keep it outside all the time? Where’s the fun in that? Dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Why would you keep your best friend apart from you.

Keeping a dog outside is like signing Kim Kardashian to host a radio show. It's not where she belongs. Not that she belongs on TV, either, but you get my point. Buttercup will be spayed, checked out medically, and go to the beauty parlor before you take her home. Wait, there’s more! Because B-cup has been at the shelter more than 30 days, she’s half-price! The is the deal of a lifetime — yours and Buttercup’s.

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, June 7, at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."

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Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup available for adoption in Houston every Thursday.

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