She mentioned that Wilbur is dealing with the stress of being the mayor quite well.
‘He’s done a lot of interviews locally,’ she said. ‘He’s had a lot of pets, a lot of belly scratches and a lot of ear rubs.’
Noland explained that the town ‘has never had an actual person or human as mayor,’ but the tradition came about in the late 1990s. ‘There was a man named Don Claire who thought it would be a great idea to elect some type of animal — not necessarily a canine — as mayor of town,’ she said.
She called Wilbur ‘an anomaly’ because he is a purebred, but still considers him ‘so cute.’
Noland said she fosters kittens and cats, and the rest of the town is a thriving community of dog lovers.
Learn everything you can about your dog’s habits and behaviors. If you and I were having a conversation over coffee and I asked you to tell me about your significant other, or your kids, or any other special person in your life, chances are good that you could say quite a bit about them. In fact, you may know more about them than you think.
There have been five dog mayors of Rabbit Hash, which always coincides with the presidential election.
‘It’s not political at all,’ Noland said.French bulldogs have been the fourth most popular purebred dog breed in the country during the last three years.
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