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Governor's staff surprises Brown on 73rd birthday

April 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Gov. Jerry Brown turned 73 on Thursday, but his staff surprised him early and posted the celebration on YouTube.

The video also shows first dog Sutter trying to get to the cake first.

Sutter has become a celebrity in Sacramento and is selling his own line of merchandise of T-shirts, tote bags and other goodies emblazoned with his Twitter name: @SutterBrown, with $3 of each sale going toward paying down California's budget deficit.

Sales have more than doubled in a week from $640 to $1,350.