It’s been three months since Jack the Elder went under for surgery on his ACL, and he’s already back in the game, tearing up boxes like a young pup.
Jack has been benched since last March, when he injured himself while jumping on a couch. A surgeon confirmed that he had torn the dog version of an ACL, and would have to take it easy while he prepared for surgery on April 23rd.
But Jack wasn’t alone while he was limping around outside the Jes Res and taking tours of campus in his personal golf cart. A few weeks after his injury, the pending arrival of a new mascot-in-training was announced. Jack Junior was a gift to the university from Janice and Marcus Hochstetler, parents of Nathan (COL ’12) and Rachel (COL ’13). Once J.J. is done with his training, he’ll take over as the sixth bulldog to serve as Georgetown’s mascot.
Jack the Elder will resume his mascot duties for the fall sports season, with J.J. serving as his apprentice.
While nobody loves Jack Junior more than us (we haven’t even taken him off our logo since J.J. Day), it’s nice to see his big buddy back in action. Besides, who else would teach J.J. how to properly devour a box?