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'Don't Call Her Butkus' YouTube video goes viral

An English Bulldog in Elkhart doesn't like being called Butkus.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2014 at 9:47 p.m. | Updated on Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.

ELKHART — You can call her Jessica. You can call her Precious. You can even call her Phyllis. But whatever you do, don't call her Butkus.

On Sunday, Elisabeth Hazen of Elkhart uploaded a YouTube video of her English Bulldog, Ellie. In the video, Hazen tells Ellie that she wants to change her name.

"Can we change it to Sarah? Yeah? How about Mary? How about Phyllis?" Hazen asks in the video. As Ellie begins walking away, Hazen asks, "How about Butkus?"

Ellie immediately responds with playful growls until Hazen pets her.

The video was uploaded Sunday, Jan. 26, and had been viewed nearly 110,000 times as of Thursday night, Jan. 30.


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