Governor Dayton loses canine companion to cancerMINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has lost a canine companion to cancer.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has lost a canine companion
Dayton wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday night that his
8-year-old German shepherd, Dakota, has died after battling cancer
for three months. The governor learned late last year that the dog
had cancer. She was being treated in hopes of extending her life.
Dakota was one of two black German shepherds who sometimes
accompanied Dayton on the campaign trail. The other is Mesabi,
The Star Tribune says Dayton joked that he got the dogs to
follow President Harry Truman's advice. Truman said if you want a
friend in Washington, get a dog.
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