Attn Blues Fans: Gentle and athletic defenseman now up for adoption
For athletes, there are a few ways to tell that you’ve officially hit it big time in the St. Louis sports scene.
Stores are selling your shirsey on a rack that isn’t labeled “clearance”, the team is considering ordering 30,000 plastic dolls featuring your fake head on a spring, the local paper uses your name to craft a pun-laced headline, you’re invited onto the JoeSportsFan Show (fist pump). You know, the standard stuff.
But we’re considering amending that list to include “a local animal shelter names a dog after you”.
That’s right, Kevin Shattenkirk, you’re officially a household name in St. Louis. And for some lucky dog lover, we mean that literally.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis advertised this pooch for adoption and we’re fairly certain that whoever put the description together giggled a few times as they pictured a Blues defenseman while writing up lines like:
“Shattenkirk also enjoys car rides and is always excited to go along with you on your adventures. If you are looking for a great addition to your family who is gentle and athletic, then Shattenkirk is your boy!”
We’re putting the odds at 10-1 that a confused Bloosier adopts Shattenkirk and is pissed when they deliver a dog instead of hockey player.