We have officially arrived in California. Some of you may have been aware of this miracle already, but we should be talking about it constantly. The city of Idyllwild has had actual golden retrievers as mayors since 2012. You might be doubting the residents, but once you see the current city leaders’ regal demeanor, there is no denying it. These dogs know what they are doing. We salute you, dog mayors.
1. The Original Max
Max was voted into office during an election in 2012 and was inaugurated to a one-year term. Max’s popularity moved the people of Idyllwild to push for his continuation in office. In February of 2013, they extended his one-year term to a second. Tragically in April of 2013, Mayor Max passed away.
2. Max 2.0
Although heartbroken about the loss of Max, the residents chose to continue the reign of golden retrievers leading the way. The mighty successor for the remainder of the term would be Maximus Mighty-Dog Mueller, II.
3. The Deputy Mayors
Upon his arrival to Idyllwild, Max was accompanied by two deputy mayors: Mikey and Mitzi. I mean, really there is no such thing as too many dog mayors. These three wise canines are currently still serving the people of Idyllwild.
4. The Dress Code of Ties
The mayors have quite the collection of fabulous accessories. They often wear stylish, brightly colored ties at all of their social appearances.
5. The Long Haul
It seems like the town is quite pleased with this arrangement and won’t be voting any humans into office in the foreseeable future. Long live the dog mayors!
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