“Who’s the governor of California?” a coworker wanted to know. Being a New York native, I had no clue who had held office since Arnold Schwarzenegger, but something compelled me to find out. A quick Google search led me to governor Jerry Brown’s homepage, which led me to facts about his First Dog, Sutter Brown. Sutter’s a corgi, the dog breed favored by the Queen of England and anyone who loves short, fluffy animals (so everyone), and a self-proclaimed Whig and Zen Jesuit (although he prefers not to get carried away by dogma). Ah, the magic of the Internet.
And he maintains a Facebook fan page boasting over 5,000 fans. “Liking” it is about as public as I’m going to get with my political affiliations, but Sutter’s appeal crosses party lines. Follow the jump for 10 glimpses of Sutter Brown’s life and why you should follow him — become a fan of his here! — Jillian Capewell
All images courtesy of Sutter Brown’s Facebook page. Used with permission.