A New Best Friend for Governor Cuomo

A new best friend for Governor Cuomo.

"Captain," a Siberian-Shepherd-Malamute mix is 14 weeks old.  The Governor says Captain is having a tough time with "mansion" training.  Cuomo says "He'll stay outside for any period of time he deems necessary and he will then come inside and urinate as soon as he gets inside. He will only urinate indoors. He has some of kind of climate sensitivity that overpowers his balance."

The Governor introduced Captain while speaking with the New York Conference of Mayors.

Cuomo also says getting a puppy was his daughters' idea...and that now that there is a puppy in the house they are nowhere to be found.

The name "Captain" was his daughters' idea too.  Cuomo says he was outvoted, and that he wanted to name the dog "Excelsior."

Photos provided by the Governor's office.

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