If you’ve never heard of Mildred the Pug, you must have missed the news and are not up to date on your current events, because she is running for president!
Well into her senior years, Mildred the Pug sets herself apart from the other candidates in a crowded field of candidates not only with her one eye, but also because she brings something to the table none of the others have: four legs.
That’s right, Mildred is a dog, or more specifically a Pug, who lives at the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (OFSDS) in Tennessee.
“One night around the time of the first debate, I posted a photo of Mildred on our Facebook page,” Zina Goodin, co-founder of OFSDS, explains. “One of our followers said, ‘Mildred should run for president.’ Mildred agreed, and the rest is history.”
Jumping snout-first into her campaign, Mildred filmed a campaign video, which quickly spread across the globe. “Ever since her campaign video, there’s been high demand for Mildred gear,” Zina says. “We’ve been selling items in our online store and through the fundraising site Bonfire. We’ve already sold thousands of T-shirts.”
Aww… what an awesome candidate with a great cause! Check out Mildred’s adorable Presidential campaign video on the next page: