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Ovie the Bulldog Shines on TV
Photos via @OvietheBulldog
Capitals fans’ favorite pavement pup, Ovie the Bulldog, made his television debut Saturday on “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy.” The show airs Saturday mornings at 11 am on Washington DC News Channel 8. Taped on Tuesday, August 20th, the highly anticipated episode featured Ovie and his parents, Mike and Kim Robertson.
Ovie was relaxed and comfy as the host and executive producer of “The Pet Show,” Dr. Katy Nelson, warmly welcomed the bulldog and his parents. During the interview, they discussed how they came to own and love Ovie, and name him after their favorite player, Alex Ovechkin. Mike Robertson shared a cute story about when they took Ovie on a road trip to a Caps game at Madison Square Garden and were asked to leave (Once again, no dogs allowed!) At the end of the segment, Sherry Kendall from Wagging Tail Portraits presented the Robertsons with a stunning portrait of Ovie and note cards to match. With a peek and a sniff, it was obvious that Ovie approved.
“The camera loves me!” Ovie howled after viewing the show. “I’m looking forward to seeing my new friend, Dr. Katy, very soon—perhaps out in front of the Verizon Center.”
He woofed about his escalating stardom, “Dad told me not to let the TV appearance go to my head and he said I will not be getting an agent to deal with the press. Idea for next time, no mom or dad, just me and Dr. Katy on stage.”
What’s next for the magnetic English bulldog? According to his dad, Ovie plans to make an appearance in front of the Caps Convention to welcome fans and support the team. The 2013 Capitals Convention will be held at the Walter. E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, September 21st.
Check out the full episode of “The Pet Show” on WJLA’s site. Ovie comes on near the 11 minute mark of the first video. Thanks to Dr. Katy for mentioning Capitals Outsider on TV!
Also see behind-the-scenes photos of the taping in our previous article, and enjoy these, too: