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Mayor Mark: First Dog of Danbury has the flu

January 28, 2019

DANBURY - Ellie, the First Dog of Danbury, has the flu.

Mayor Mark Boughton tweeted a photo of his pet dog resting in a blanket.

“She’s got the flu... Not feeling well.. First dog needs some love,” he tweeted over the weekend.

Boughton adopted the dog about four years ago from a shelter in South Carolina.

The social media-saavy mayor, who maintains an active and popular Twitter account and also posts regularly to Facebook and Instagram, regularly posts pictures of Ellie.

Ellie also has her own Instagram account.

Chris Collibee, spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection tweeted back to Boughton, “Sending positive vibes to The First Dog of Danbury. Hope she feels better soon.”

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