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Happy Birthday, Thurber!

It’s Thurber’s birthday! 

Now that he’s 8 years old, the University of Redlands’ official live bulldog mascot is the equivalent of about 55 in human years, according to the American Kennel Club—older and wiser than his companion, the spry but inexperienced five-month-old mascot-in-training, Addie, whom Thurber is caringly mentoring in U of R mascot ways this academic year. 

We’ve created a playlist to honor Thurber’s special day with classic songs like “Hey Bulldog” by The Beatles and “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men. Press play and take a walk over to Thurber Hall to congratulate our mascot on another howlingly successful dog year. 

If you are a Spotify user, here’s an embedded playlist, ready to go.

If you aren't a Spotify listener, you can log into your own digital music service and line up these songs (in text format below for easier cutting and pasting): 

  • “Hey Bulldog” by The Beatles
  • “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley
  • “Birthday” by Katy Perry
  • “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine
  • “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men
  • “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton
  • “Bad To The Bone” by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  • “Not Your Birthday” by Allstar Weekend
  • “This Old Dog” by Mac Demarco
  • “Dog Years” by Maggie Rogers
  • “Birthday” by The Sugarcubes
  • “Puppy Love” by Donny Osmond
  • “Like My Dog” by Billy Currington
  • “Bones” by The Killers
  • “Dirty Paws” by Of Monsters and Men
  • “Birthday Boy” by Pet Shop Boys
  • “Bark at the Moon” by Ozzy Osbourne
  • “Diamond Dogs” by David Bowie
  • “Walking The Dog” by fun. 
  • “The More Boys I Meet” by Carrie Underwood
  • “Birthday” by Beach Fossils
  • “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin
  • “Gonna Buy Me A Dog” by The Monkees

Read more about Thurber, Addie, and the University’s 100-year-old bulldog tradition.