A Bernese mountain dog nicknamed Parker the Snow Dog has been sworn in as the Honourary Mayor of Georgetown, Colorado.
As befits a public official, the freshly-minted furry mayor arrived at the inauguration ceremony wearing a patriotic necktie and glasses.
Police Judge Lynette Kelsey administered the Mayoral oath to Parker.
Parker received unanimous support from the town's Board of Selectmen on 11 February. According to the canine's website, “he is committed to bringing hugs, love, and cookies to the people of Georgetown.”