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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin seeks public’s help in naming ‘first puppy’

Oklahoman Published: June 26, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking the public’s help in naming a new white Labrador retriever puppy.

Fallin said Thursday she is asking people to visit her Facebook page and offer ideas. Among the more than 350 names suggested on her page are Freedom, Reagan, Okie, and Cowboy.

Fallin and her husband, Wade Christensen, already have a young Labrador mix named Burney, a rescue dog found abandoned near a grassfire in northeast Oklahoma City two years ago. Fallin’s longtime dog Rascal died last year.

Fallin described the new puppy as “darling,” but says he’s already chewed up a pair of shoes.

She added: “He’s just as cute as he can be, but he sure likes to bite.”