Soon-To-Be-Ex NY Lawmaker Andrew Cuomo, Reportedly Left His Dog Behind After Leaving Governor's Mansion
When about-to-be-ex New York Governor Andrew Cuomo moved out of the Governor’s mansion last week, he likely crammed a decade’s worth of executive disgrace into his executive U-Haul: his (probable) collection of nipple rings, the soured thirst of middle-aged Manhattan moms, and, of course, a bottle of his quintessential Italian essence that he claimed was responsible for allegations of misconduct from nearly a dozen women.
Yet amongst all of the baggage and discarded mockups of Manhattan’s Andrew M. Cuomo Congestion Pricing Tool Booth, it appears as though there’s one thing he forgot to pack: his beloved dog, Captain.
Yep, upon vacating his former abode last week ahead of his last day in office on Monday, the now-disgraced lawmaker, who resigned earlier this month after an investigation found he allegedly sexually harassed at least 11 women, reportedly left his pup behind, purportedly plotting to pawn him off to the mansion's staff, two state police sources recalled to local paper, Albany Times Union.
Although staffer took Cuomo up on his alleged offer, taking in Captain, who is a “high-strung mix of shepherd, Siberian and malamute,” and reportedly has a history of nipping, it seems the adorable pooch was too much to handle.
Of course, the almost-former governer's senior advisor and spokesperson, Richard Azzopardi, did not take too kindly to the allegations of pet abandonment, claiming that as Cuomo will take a post-fall-from-grace vacation, the lawmaker's alarming plea was in search of a “temporary" locale for his dog, rather than a permanent re-homing situation.
"Captain is part of the governor's family and for your nameless ill-informed source to imply they've been trying to give him away is untrue," Cuomo's rep explained in a statement over the weekend. “Someone offered to watch him for a few days while the transition was ongoing but for that to be weaponized and morph from a game of telephone into the pages of your paper is absurd — now excuse us we're preparing for a major storm,” he continued, a sentiment definitely not soaked in passive aggression.
So Captain, if you ever grow sentient enough to read this, 1. kudos to you, and 2. remember you're not alone – Ted Cruz's poodle, Snowflake, knows the struggle all too well.
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