From the lighter side of sports spectrum:
When you think of hockey players and dogs, it's only natural to assume they typically own labs, retrievers or other big, outdoor dogs. Not Keith Ballard.
The Canucks defenseman is the proud owner of a 14-pound shih tzu named George. As he points out to the interviewer above, George is "all man" at 14 pounds. After all, his fur is camoflauge. Oh, and like any dog should be, he stays on a leash, not in a bag or purse.
I think the part that gets me the most is when Ballard is asked if he has any pictures of George handy, to which the answer is yes. But he refuses to show them as he doesn't want people coming up to George on the streets. He needs his privacy.
I'm starting to think that when this hockey thing is done, Ballard might have another line of work to pursue. Minus the one little crack in the middle, he is stone-faced comic here.
Now send the man some Pupperoni.