They Woke Up Like This! Texas Prairie Dogs Up for Award

(Texas) The nomination process for the 8th annual "Shorty Awards" has ended, but one finalist for Vine of the Year features a familiar sight for Northeast Wyoming residents... ...sorta. "Bing" is pet prairie dog of Kingwood, Texas resident Cassidy Bryce, a high school junior. Cassidy has a Vine account that features Bing and her other prairie dog, a female named Swarley, that shows them hanging out with other four legged friends. And okay, maybe sometimes they're wearing wigs and costumes. Last summer's 6 second short, set to the tune of Beyonce's "Flawless," is up for Vine of the Year: Cassidy's an FFA member who plans to go to veterinary school after she graduates. She says both prairie dogs even sleep with her at night. The Shorty Awards take place in New York City on April 11th. Good luck, Cassidy! #county17 #news