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Q. Hey Coyote, what's up with your Sure Shot launcher? How come I've never caught one of those t-shirts?
--Joe, San Antonio, Texas

A. I can't aim...I'm used to being in the crosshairs, not looking through them.

Q. How did you come to the Spurs organization?
--John, San Antonio, Texas

A. I was signed as a flea agent in the summer of 1983 and have been with the organization ever since. That may not seem that long...23 seasons to the humans with the organization, but for me it means I've been with the Spurs for 105 years.

Q. What did you do before you came to the Spurs?
--Daniel, San Antonio, Texas

A. For a short while, I was a member of the Bexar Audubon Society (for bird-watchers), but they kicked me out of the club because I always tried to eat the birds. Then I started in the Roadrunner hunting industry for awhile, but never had a lot of success.

Q. What was your "break-through" role that made the Spurs organization notice you?
--Jennifer, Boerne, Texas

A. I won Best In Show at the 1982 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for being the only canine that could jump on a trampoline and dunk a basketball. It so happens that the second-cousin of someone in the Spurs' front office was at that show and apparently word traveled pretty quickly, and I got a call about a week later.

Q. What is your professional background?
--Scott, Houston, Texas

A. I graduated Acme University in 1979 with a degree in Sports Animology and a minor in Non-Verbal Communication. I then went on to Foxford to pursue my Paw Degree. I graduated with hors d'oeuvres in 1982. I spent about a year just traveling around for different competitions until the Spurs noticed me in 1983.

Q. What's the best part of your job?
--Nicole, Dallas, Texas

A. The fans. I do it all for the fans. Of course I love the Spurs and it's nice to have a courtside seat to all the games, but I'm in it for the fans. I have nothing but puppy-love for everyone who comes to the games.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?
--Keane, Corpus Christi, Texas

A. Inspections. Since there are children in the stands every night, I have to undergo a thorough flea/tick inspection before I take the court every night. It gets old.

Q. What do you plan to do with your awards?
--Paul, Laredo, Texas

A. I am going to bury them in a special place in the back yard with the rest of my valuables.