In 1931, a few cadets traveling back to the university found a stray dog on the side of the road. They took her back and hid her in their dorm. When the bugle call (Reveille) was played in the morning, the dog started barking and an Aggie tradition was born.

A painting done in 1943 of the Aggie’s beloved mascot has been missing since the 90’s.

KHOU Houston reports:

Missing painting of Texas A&M mascot Reveille I recovered

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – A painting of the original Texas A&M University mascot Reveille I missing since the 1990s has been recovered.

A&M officials in College Station on Wednesday afternoon planned to unveil the artwork of the much-beloved dog.

School authorities on Tuesday announced university police located the painting done in 1943 by College Station artist Marie Haines. Donations helped pay for the artwork commissioned by students and faculty, then presented to the school.

The Reveille I painting disappeared while in storage during renovation of the Military Science Building. The issue was recently revisited in a news story for a Texas A&M former students group.