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Politics is going to the dogs

Watson here and I want to tell you that me, my mom and dad are over political commercials. I’ve decided to take a stand on politics and run for president. Yes, I’m dependable, faithful, curious and full of energy. I’m also kind, compassionate and like everyone. I’m ready to take on the country.

I’m not the only one who has come up with this plan. Recently, Duke was elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota. Duke is a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees. This will be his third term, and he has the highest approval ratings in the country. Duke is so successful that it’s hard to find a candidate to run against him.

Originally, Duke got elected by accident. Cormorant is a very small town that has never had a mayor. To raise money for charity, the locals decided to elect a mayor with each vote costing a dollar. The two human town members running for mayor were blown away because almost everyone wrote in Duke’s name. One person did vote for Lassie, Duke’s girlfriend.

Duke spends a lot of his time at the farm with his dad, Rick, but he also walks to town, which is two miles away, to take care of city business and get treats from his constituents. After his term expires, he may be eyeing the White House. You can see Duke online at huffingtonpost.com/entry/dog-mayor-duke.

Duke isn’t the only canine to run for mayor and win. In 2008 Lucy Lou was elected to be the mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. Her campaign slogan was “The bitch you can count on.” She has many official duties around town. Her favorite duties are guiding visitors and doing interviews on television.

Lucy Lou is officially running for president. She has a thrown her collar in for the race of a lifetime. You can see Lucy Lou’s presidential poster and where she stands on the issues at rabbithashhistsoc.org/lucy-lou-for-president-2016.

I’m counting on all my faithful readers to vote for me in the upcoming presidential race. All you have to do is write in my name. Who will be the best president? Well that’s elementary, my dear; Watson is who.

XOXO Watson

WHO’S WHO

A hearty thank you to the Heart of Gold Quilters who made the incredible animal hangings that were on display at the Cantaloupe Festival. The amazing panels were made for the Murder Mystery Dinner auction coming up on Oct. 8. A big Paws Up to all creators!

hank you to all the CAPS volunteers who spent their time at the Cantaloupe Festival manning the CAPS booth. A big shout out to Leona, Pauline, Geri, Tom, Amanda and her husband, Nick. You are the heart and soul of CAPS!

WHO’S NEW AT THE CAPS’ ZOO?

Dot is a six-year-old female tuxedo. She was born at CAPS and gets along well with cats. She would love to find a home for herself and Toots who is her best buddy. Both of these girls are shy but very sweet and loving. Come out for a play date with Dot and Toots, you will be glad you did.

Congratulations to Toby who found his happy-ever-after home at the Cantaloupe Festival. Yes, he went to the fair to look for a partner and he met his BFF (best friend forever). Thank you to Toby’s mom for making his dream come true.

CAPS’ NEWS AND EVENTS

CAPS will be at Walmart on Sept. 24 along with Ki at our Kissin’ Booth. Please come by and give our boy a big hug and kiss. We have caps, short-sleeved t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, so please check them out before or after greeting our canine volunteers. You can also pre-order the 2017 Happy Endings Calendar.

Flower Tree Nursery is again raffling a 20-gallon live Christmas tree. The raffle tickets are available at Flower Tree, and they are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets. Be sure to get your tickets soon. The drawing date will be held on Dec. 6, and the winner doesn’t have to be present to win.

CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89406. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is caps@cccomm.net. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society).

Do you have questions, comments or a great story? Contact me jkwmil@outlook.com.

Kathleen Williams-Miller, a CAPS volunteer, contributed this week’s column.