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Sutter Brown health update brings bad news

The latest prognosis for Gov. Jerry Brown’s beloved pet corgi Sutter won’t wag many tails.

News that Sutter had fallen critically ill rocked the world of California politics earlier this week, prompting a flood of well-wishing for the stricken pooch. Now biopsy results are in, and the news is grim: Sutter has “very aggressive cancer,” which the vets were not able to entirely remove, Brown spokesman Evan Westrup said in an email.

“Treatment options are very limited and he remains in the pet hospital,” Westrup said. “We’re still hopeful he can get home to spend what limited time he has left with his family.”

That would certainly bring some happiness to California first lady Anne Gust Brown. She has been yanking on heart strings with a series of tweets bearing a #suttercomehome hashtag and images like the governor cradling a weary-looking, stitched-up Sutter.

“Sutter read your heartwarming thoughts/prayers. Cheered him up so much that he ate his first meal in 5 days!” Gust Brown tweeted on Wednesday with a photo of Sutter licking up some food.

Jeremy B. White: 916-326-5543, @CapitolAlert

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