We've, sadly, got some news to report — the famed Governor's pup Sutter has passed away. The right hand pooch was diagnosed with aggressive stages of cancer earlier in 2016 — from there, underwent a surgery in October but didn't clear the sickness from the dog's body. Noticeably his health started to deteriorate and the Brown's came to the choice to say "goodbye" to their loved one.
According to a statement from Brown spokesman Evan Westrup, "Sutter passed away peacefully [Friday] afternoon with the Governor and First Lady at his side and was laid to rest at the family ranch in Colusa County, where he loved to roam, sniff and play."
Acting as the first dog in office, as Gust Brown told reporters back in 2011, per the LA Times, "He warms up Republicans," and the governor did use that to his advantage. Sutter had been the poster child for Governor's social and political campaigns, bringing a smile to many people's faces. The Browns adopted Sutter in 2010 from Governor Brown's sister, and starting in 2011 he began making public appearances with the governor, and acquired his own Twitter account.
Sutter continually "charmed members of the media, becoming a recurring character in Sacramento Bee editorial cartoons, and cracked a rare window into the personal life of the governor and his wife," per the Bee.
Thank you Sutter for all the love, laughs, and continually bark-worthy puns on Twitter.
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