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March 22, 2014
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Saint Bernard puppy 'Thor' named city mascot

Thor, a 5 1/2 month old Saint Bernard puppy, was introduced to the South Lake Tahoe City Council at its March 18 meeting by Chief of Police Brian T. Uhler.

Uhler explained that city staff recently met Thor at an all hands meeting and in a near-unanimous vote, chose to consider Thor the city mascot.

“There was one vote against Thor,” Uhler said. “I don’t see how anyone could vote against that fuzz-ball puppy.”

At the council meeting, Thor balanced on his hind legs and leaned against Mayor Hal Cole. They exchanged pleasantries, but the specifics on what they talked about were not clear.

Thor will be invited to various city events throughout the year. He will greet visitors and citizens with puppy friendliness and the happy attitude that is common with Saint Bernards.

Citizens desiring to have Thor appear at special events of 25 or more should email their requests to:

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 26, 2014 01:55PM Published Mar 26, 2014 03:31PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.