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This Very Good Dog Got An Honorary Degree From A University

Good boy, Cashmere.

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The University of Calgary just gave an honorary degree to a guide dog for being a very good boy. While Tiana Knight got a Juris Doctor degree, her furry pal walked away with a "Juris Dogtor."

According to CTV Calgary, this is the second time a guide dog has gotten an honorary degree from the University of Calgary.Knight and Cashmere got a huge round of applause from all the other graduates when they crossed the convocation stage together.
Riley Brandt/University of Calgary

According to CTV Calgary, this is the second time a guide dog has gotten an honorary degree from the University of Calgary.

Knight and Cashmere got a huge round of applause from all the other graduates when they crossed the convocation stage together.

Cashmere even had a doggy graduation gown.

University of Calgary

But — always the pro — he stuck to his job and didn't get distracted by all the commotion.

According to Knight, the 90-pound Labrador cross is the perfect companion.

"The guide schools do a great job of matching people with dogs who are like them," Knight told the university. "He's funny and quirky and serious when he is working, but he can be a real puppy as well and he likes to play."

Knight has already secured an articling position at a Calgary law firm. Cashmere will be along for the ride.

Riley Brandt/University of Calgary

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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