Spenser the Dog and March Madness
My dog Spenser decided that he wanted to fill in a bracket for this year’s NCAA basketball tourney. But with a limited vocabulary and no opposable thumbs, he could neither fill out the bracket himself, nor read me off his choices.
It was time to come up with an outside-the-box solution.
I brought home some scrap paper from work and wrote the name of each team on a sheet of paper. I placed the matchups in front of him one at a time. Sometimes I had to place a treat on each, other times he was eager to give me his pick right away.
We did this for each and every matchup.
Yes, this took a very long time, but on the other hand, shut up.
It was pretty exhausting for a little dog.
It actually took two nights, a handful of treats, and my trusty assistant to complete the task.
Here is Spenser’s final bracket:
And a close up.
I didn’t know how to have him choose his tiebreaker score, so I used 142 based on his weight, 14 lbs, 2 oz.
If you’d like to see how Spenser does, you can follow him on twitter @spenserthedog