Donica Wagner of the Festus area sent in this photo of her family's dog, Penelope, in her Duke Blue Devil's shirt.

Donica Wagner of the Festus area sent in this photo of her family's dog, Penelope, in her Duke Blue Devil's shirt.

Donica Wagner of the Festus area submitted this photo of Penelope, a terrier mix, wearing a Duke Blue Devils shirt.

“We’re diehard fans of Duke University,” Wagner said. “We didn’t go to school there. My husband’s just been a fan since high school or college. We went to see Duke play and had to bring Penelope home some swag, too.”

Wagner said Penelope is a rescue dog the family adopted about six years ago.

“We’re guessing she’s 8 or 9,” Wagner said.

She said Penelope enjoys wearing garments.

“She loves her clothes,” Wagner said. “She mostly just wears a pair of pajamas or costumes at holidays.”

Penelope is demanding, but has a good personality, Wagner said.

“She’s a brat, because she’s spoiled rotten,” Wagner said. “She’s so affectionate to us. She’s very protective of us.”

The family also has a cat.

“We have a kitty named Pepper,” Wagner said. “The kitty would like to be friends, but Penelope just tolerates her.”

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