Sutter's been on an extended try-out. He originally belonged to Governor Brown's sister Kathleen. When she moved to Chicago, the first couple got custody. First Lady Anne Gust Brown says the Corgi is here to stay:
"He is official. Yes, on Valentine's Day, we made him our Valentine."
First Lady Anne Gust Brown held a meet n' greet with Sutter on the Capitol steps. He rolled on the grass for the cameras and begged for attention:
"Oh you're showing off….
Brown says Sutter has an official Facebook page - an unofficial Twitter account and he knows his duties - especially where reporters are concerned:
"He has to make sure that he keeps you guys at bay, protect us from you. He finds all the extra food lying on the floor in the office. He gives snuggles. He warms up the republicans."