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WATCH: Clayton Mascot Petey the Dog Visits City Hall

He greeted fans Tuesday night.

Clayton's newest elected representative has a white coat with brown spots, floppy ears and a winning smile.

Meet Petey, who won election in November as the city's mascot of the year. The dog and his human companion, Paul Dueker, greeted people at on Tuesday during a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Mayor Pro Tem Steve Lichtenfeld read a proclamation in the pup's honor and presented him with several gifts.

Voters elected Petey to mascot status benefiting the .

Look for him next at the annual herb sale on the morning of April 28, the city's website states.

More about Mascot of the Year on Patch:

John Mehoff March 20, 2012 at 03:28 AM
What is a human companion? I understand that the Clayton politicians recently defied the will of the voters and "officially" recognized gay relationships, but I didn't know the indecent proclamation extended to human-animal relationships as well. What's next? Are they going to recognize human relationships with inanimate objects? I can see the patch article now, "Clayton resident Jane Do-gooder and her cucumber companion were recognized by the Mayor for their brave and tireless efforts at promoting the organic lifestyle at the farmers' market."
Nate Birt (Editor) March 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Thanks for your comments, J. To be fair, "human companion" was my choice of words, not the city's. During brief remarks, city officials referred to Mr. Dueker as the dog's owner.

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