Poor Cuddles. Ever since Kelvin Sampson left Indiana, he has refused to leave his bucket. And as the NCAA Tournament approaches, I think we can all identify ... obsessing over our own team's weaknesses; sitting as we are in our own metaphorical buckets of regret. Except that I'm wearing mine on my head. Move along, Betty. But animals tend to be more resilient, and, Cuddles aside, Big Ten pets are the most hopeful of all. After the jump, more critters declare their allegiances. I just pray that the one-eyed cat is a Photoshop.

I'm not sure whether these are cute, or material evidence to be sent to PETA. You make the call.

Big Ten Fans And Their Pets [Big Ten Network]