California has a new deputy first dog.
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a 2-month-old bordoodle — that’s a mix of a standard poodle and a border collie.
Cali Brown now joins First Dog Colusa Brown, a corgi, in the Governor’s Office.
The announcement of every appointment ends with certain technical information, such as whether the position requires Senate confirmation, what the compensation is and the political party affiliation of the person being appointed. And the governor’s press office had a little fun with this deputy first dog appointment, saying, “This position does not require Senate confirmation — though the Deputy First Dog will gladly appear almost anywhere there are treats — and the compensation is per diem belly rubs. Cali is a Doggocrat.”
The deputy first dog position became vacant when Colusa was promoted after longtime First Dog Sutter Brown — another corgi — passed away at the end of 2016.
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