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REMEMBER SPUDS MacKENZIE?

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REMEMBER SPUDS MacKENZIE?

Do you remember the commercials for Bud Light Beer, back in the late 1980s? They had a Bull Terrier, named Spuds MacKenzie on several television ads. It was a cute advertising campaign, at the time, and made their debut at the 1987 Super Bowl XXI.

Later on there was controversy about the use of the dog. One complaint was that the dog was portrayed as being a male, when in fact it was a female. Another complaint was that they were said to be promoting drinking to young people, by using the cute dog for it’s advertising. So, the Anheuser-Busch brewing company decided to cancel the ads, in 1989.

The thing is, while at the height of popularity, Spuds MacKenzie, and his/her entourage would make public appearances around the country. We, my daughters and their friend got to go see them in person. It was while we were at Ft. Hood. We got there, waited around the open air area with a large crowd, and pretty soon, Spuds arrived…in a long white limousine, with his group, which included the pretty models of the day. They were all very nice, and even signed autographed posters, and posed for photos.

Just thought I’d show you a few photos from the day we met a famous dog. 🙂

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