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sutter.JPGThe votes have been tallied, and one entry in the Sutter Brown caption contest broke away from the pack.

The lucky winner?

No. 3 "The Governor told me to either strike this ridiculous pose for the SPCA, or start digging the Delta tunnels."

Our readers went for a caption with more of a political bent than some of the other entries Capitol Alert staff was rooting for. We were also big fans of the canine humor in the second place winner:

No. 5 "I shouldn't have had that second drink at the duck pond."

For those readers who missed the earlier posts, the winning caption matches up with the above picture of First Dog Sutter Brown relaxing at the Sacramento SPCA's Doggie Dash.

Dan Cohen, a retired attorney whose career has also spanned stints in the Army and as a park ranger, penned the winning caption. Asked about his inspiration, Cohen said writing comes naturally to him. So naturally that he has already written the first in a series of children's books starring his dog Flapjack.

"I've always liked doing funny, clever stuff like writing captions," Cohen said. "If I'm good at anything, it's that. I'm the family clown and chief wisecracker."

Cohen takes home a gift certificate to Peet's Coffee & Tea for his win. You can check out the other contenders for the top prize on our earlier post listing the finalists.

Thanks to everyone who submitted captions and voted in this edition of the contest.

PHOTO: First Dog Sutter relaxes in the shade at the Sacramento SPCA's Doggie Dash in William Land Park on June 8, 2013. Photo by Sally McKeag.


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