California’s First Dogs


Cali Brown has just been named California’s Deputy First Dog, second in command to Colusa “Lucy” Brown, the official first dog. It seems the state’s governor, Edmund Brown, has a nepotism habit, naming his dogs to official posts in state government. They even have their own web page!

Here’s the poop on Cali: Cali Brown currently serves as California’s Deputy First Dog. Born on January 26, 2018 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. Cali spent her first two months learning the ropes from a family of ranch dogs, showing promise in her engagement with horses, donkeys, goats, sheep and chickens. She began intensive on-the-job training with First Dog Colusa Brown upon joining the Brown family in March, 2018. As Deputy First Dog, her duties include assisting the First Dog in herding staff at the State Capitol and lending a paw around the family ranch in Colusa County.


And, in case you were wondering, here’s Lucy’s bio: Colusa “Lucy” Brown currently serves as California’s First Dog, after learning the ropes from her big brother Sutter Brown. When she is not out exploring the family ranch in Colusa County with the Governor and First Lady, Lucy can be found guarding the office and herding staff at the State Capitol. In her previous role as Deputy First Dog, Lucy took on several pet projects, including encouraging Californians to sniff out water waste. Lucy was born on March 13, 2015 in Red Bluff, California in a five-puppy “Borgie” litter to proud parents Oliver “Ollie” Winston (a pure bred Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and Chick Magnet (half Border Collie and half Pembroke Welsh Corgi). She joined the Brown family in May 2015.

The thing that cracks me up about this is that the press release announcing Cali also announced two people starting new posts. Wonder how it feels to be announced to a serious job in the same fashion as the first deputy dog is announced?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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