On second thoughts, the entire story could be read as a sarcasm by a common man, Dylan's (the Dog) owner Mike Howard. A 'prepared' statement by Dylan Westie (a West Highland White Terrier), stated why he was filing the nomination. He said,"a significant portion of council leadership has gone to the dogs."
Unfortunately, the campaign got stuck in the middle as the systems did not recognise the species that was contesting, despite the fact that Mike had completed the form with valid signatures to put Dylan on the ballot.
In fact, the paperwork explained in details that he was a "son of a... female Westie".
Interestingly, the city said that the Dog was not a registered voter and hence does not qualify for the post of the Mayor. Following this, a contemplative Dylan 'Twitted' putting forth his ideas on the problems that the Irving county faces.
Howard said,"He does not do a great job at typing. But...you'll find some really good tweets out there."
Yes, we got that right. The fact that Howard, an attorney by profession, has been writing political satiressince 1984 clears all air about the Dog story. He further jokes,""It would be a paw print, had I let him sign. I did not want to get ink on his paws. He (Dylan) knew it would be an uphill battle. He realised at the onset he would never be able to be qualified. For one, he needs to be a registered voter in Dallas County. Dylan is registered with the American Kennel Club". (Read)