So little did I know, but today was All-American Pet Photo Day. Surely this is a great opportunity to see who can pull out a victory in the age old rivalry between Army and Navy. First, let's take a look at the Middies entries, using the hashtag #MyNavyPet
O.K., what have we got...
Did you know today is "All-American Pet Photo Day"? Use #MyNavyPet to show off your pet in their finest Navy gear! pic.twitter.com/LSUU42b3iD— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) July 11, 2015
A strong start by Navy Athletics themselves. I feel a little bad for this pup, since his headgear is a little bit of an oversized and odd fit, but we'll let it go for now.
@NavyAthletics #mynavypet cheering on his cousins before their Navy Lax game! pic.twitter.com/O3Q6nvux9h— Christine Bean (@cmhindle) July 11, 2015
Nice and simple, and he's even rooting for a non-revenue sport! Extra points for this one!
@NavyAthletics #MyNavyPet pic.twitter.com/JJk0kmLR2N— james gainey (@jgainey5) July 11, 2015
You... no, damnit. You just set your damn Navy hat on top of this poor pooch's head and had him lay there long enough to snap a photo. Two demerits for you, sir, this is lazy as hell.
ATTENTION ON DECK!!! In honor of "All-American Pet Photo Day," here is #MyNavyPet, Bojangles. #GONAVY @NavyAthletics pic.twitter.com/ExruUlRsW8— Dale R. Wilson (@5StarLeadership) July 11, 2015
Now we're back in the swing of things here. Full uniform and sitting at attention! This is definitely one of the best, for sure.
#mynavypet @NavyAthletics pic.twitter.com/5ULX9OBlnT— Angie Muir (@amuir40) July 11, 2015
Heh. "Go Navy Bite Army." Apparently there was a sale at SnarkyPetClothing.com - he also looks super thrilled to be having his photo taken in it.
Getting my 'Game Day' ready! Beat Army! Win AAC! #MyNavyPet pic.twitter.com/IWWrAYlVLX— Pat (@phoff51) July 11, 2015
Alright, I'm giving the top spot to this solid photo. We'll go ahead and ignore a pup of German descent wearing this much Americana. Homeboy is rocking a Navy jersey and even a Navy... puffy neck collar... thingy. It's colorful, whatever. And clearly he looks like he means business.
@NavyAthletics #MyNavyPet pic.twitter.com/UtPDkBRoKS— Megan Moesch (@MegMoesch) July 11, 2015
Ummm... WTF. There is literally nothing Navy about this outfit. You stuck some Fourth of July decorations on your puppy and snapped a photo. Three demerits for you, for passing off USA-themed party decorations as Navy-themed petwear.
#MyNavyPet Loving my Porterhouse ♡ pic.twitter.com/jwFWCPiq6Y— . (@tinypanda33) July 11, 2015
The hell? He's not even... *squints*
Oh, right. A Navy-themed collar. I think. I can't tell for sure.
#MyNavyPet pic.twitter.com/2JXbuCPftu— Derek J (@EquipGuyD11) July 11, 2015
Whew. Getting back to a stronger one. Football helmet, check. Navy shirt awkwardly pulled down over pup, check. DEMON EYES, CHECK. STOP STARING INTO MY SOUL.
@NavyAthletics #MyNavyPet Go NAVY! Beat Army!! pic.twitter.com/q4OHRtrXNQ— LaTresa Lowe (@lowespider) July 12, 2015
Pssh. Copycat. Still, a different helmet and a cute puppy. This will do just fine.
ALRIGHT ARMY, TIME TO RETURN FIRE. WHAT YOU GOT???
Oh well, chalk up another win over Army for the Midshipmen. This one slightly less meaningful than any others, but a landslide nonetheless.