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Dog has its day as mayor of San Francisco

25 Nov

A previously unknown female Chihuahua named Frida has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter.

Frida, whose owner bid $5,000 for the privilege, will spend her special day touring Bay Area landmarks and receiving a commendation from the Board of Supervisors, according to a spokeswoman with the city and county Department of Animal Care and Control said.

Her honor will then be shown around city hall and presented with a retirement package that includes a doggy bed, gift basket and play products.

“We applaud Mayor Frida’s ability to rise above her humble start as a single mom in an animal shelter to Mayor for the Day,” said Miriam Saez, acting director of the Animal Care and Control department.

Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried by her owner Dean Clark in City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. Frida, a previously unknown female Chihuahua, has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried by her owner Dean Clark in City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. Frida, a previously unknown female Chihuahua, has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, rests in the arms of her owner, Dean Clark, outside City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, rests in the arms of her owner, Dean Clark, outside City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried into City Hall by owner Dean Clark before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried into City Hall by owner Dean Clark before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Owner Dean Clark holds Frida, a female Chihuahua, as she is patted by a worker before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Owner Dean Clark holds Frida, a female Chihuahua, as she is patted by a worker before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, sits in the Board of Supervisors Chambers with owner Dean Clark (2nd R) before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, sits in the Board of Supervisors Chambers with owner Dean Clark (2nd R) before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua (R), stands on a podium before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua (R), stands on a podium before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dog owner Dean Clark presents Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dog owner Dean Clark presents Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dean Clark kisses Frida, a female Chihuahua, while waiting for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to issue a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dean Clark kisses Frida, a female Chihuahua, while waiting for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to issue a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (R) greets Frida, a female Chihuahua, as she is held by owner Dean Clark, before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (R) greets Frida, a female Chihuahua, as she is held by owner Dean Clark, before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dean Clark embraces Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dean Clark embraces Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

(L-R) Supervisor Katy Tang, San Francisco Animal Care and Control Acting Director Miriam Saez, Frida, a female Chihuahua, dog owner Dean Clark and Supervisor Scott Wiener pose for a photograph after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

(L-R) Supervisor Katy Tang, San Francisco Animal Care and Control Acting Director Miriam Saez, Frida, a female Chihuahua, dog owner Dean Clark and Supervisor Scott Wiener pose for a photograph after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Microphones are seen in front of Frida, a female Chihuahua, after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Microphones are seen in front of Frida, a female Chihuahua, after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dean Clark carries Frida, a female Chihuahua, outside City Hall after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dean Clark carries Frida, a female Chihuahua, outside City Hall after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dean Clark carries Frida, a female Chihuahua, outside City Hall after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Dean Clark carries Frida, a female Chihuahua, outside City Hall after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, is shown next to a special commendation issued by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Frida, a female Chihuahua, is shown next to a special commendation issued by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Anna Postnikova Photography

24 Nov

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             (Photos copyright © Anna Postnikova)

Meet Monty: The Adorable Cat With An Unusual Face

20 Nov

The owner of this adorable and unusual mug is Monty the cat, who lives in Copenhagen with two other feline friends. Monty was born without a nasal bridge bone due to a chromosomal abnormality, which is why he’s got such a unique and lovable face.

Monty’s owners write that it was his uniquely adorable face and his peaceful disposition that made them fall in love with him when they adopted him from an animal shelter at age 3. Unfortunately, his nose has given him some breathing issues, and he tends to sneeze more than most cats, but he’s a sweetheart all the same!

“A year ago, we adopted little 3-year-old Monty boy from an animal shelter”

“A year ago, we adopted little 3-year-old Monty boy from an animal shelter”

“Monty was born without a nasal bridge (the bone in the nose) which affects him now and then and makes him sneeze a bit.”

“Monty was born without a nasal bridge (the bone in the nose) which affects him now and then and makes him sneeze a bit.”

Nevertheless, “his personality, he showed from the very beginning, is rare as a diamond!”

Nevertheless, “his personality, he showed from the very beginning, is rare as a diamond!”

“Monty shared a room with some of the other cats from the animal shelter [that] acted a little aggressive, [but] Monty [remained] uneager to pick a fight.”

“Monty shared a room with some of the other cats from the animal shelter [that] acted a little aggressive, [but] Monty [remained] uneager to pick a fight.”

“Monty also has a tendency to urinate in his sleep due to a leaky/loose bladder.”

“Monty also has a tendency to urinate in his sleep due to a leaky/loose bladder.”

“He [becomes] embarrassed when he finds out, so we are struggling to encourage him not to be since this is a problem he can’t fix and has to learn to live with.”

“He [becomes] embarrassed when he finds out, so we are struggling to encourage him not to be since this is a problem he can’t fix and has to learn to live with.”

cute-cat-without-nosal-bone-monty-11 “He loves lying on your lap and at night he’ll keep you company [...] until you wake up. [His] favorite place to cuddle is by far in the arms of [his dad] Michael.”

“He loves lying on your lap and at night he’ll keep you company […] until you wake up. [His] favorite place to cuddle is by far in the arms of [his dad] Michael.”

“Monty is almost never afraid, he even loves being at the vet, a brave little fella.”

“Monty is almost never afraid, he even loves being at the vet, a brave little fella.”

“We wish for Monty to be an ambassador for ‘crooked’ cats or cats that may not look perfect in everyone’s eyes!”

“We wish for Monty to be an ambassador for ‘crooked’ cats or cats that may not look perfect in everyone’s eyes!”

“We also want to raise attention to the fact that looking different doesn’t mean you can’t be fantastic”

“We also want to raise attention to the fact that looking different doesn’t mean you can’t be fantastic”

(Via: Bored Panda)

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