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.
Instead of buying special Kong stuffing, stuff a Kong with cheese cubes and place in the microwave for five seconds.
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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