Governor Jerry Brown announced several appointments today, including his dog to the seat of California’s Deputy First Dog, according to the governor’s office.
Born on Jan. 26 in Herald, California, to Standard Poodle mother Bailey and Border Collie father Murphy, Cali, a Bordoodle, is without a doubt the pick of her 13-puppy litter, said the governor’s office.
As Deputy First Dog and the newest member of the Brown family, Cali will assist First Dog Colusa Brown in herding staff at the State Capitol and will lend a paw around the family ranch in Colusa County.
This position does not require Senate confirmation, the governor says, 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, according to the governor’s office.