West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Names Waterfall After His Dog


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Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice named a waterfall in a popular state park after his English bulldog, Babydog.

Justice announced that the Babcock State Park waterfall is now named “Babydog Falls” in a Tweet on Wednesday.

“Babydog was so happy to hear that a new waterfall was named after her on Monday!” Justice tweeted. “If you travel down the newly renovated Old Sewell Road at Babcock State Park, you’ll eventually run into Babydog Falls.” (RELATED: Governor Holds Up Dog’s Butt During State Of The State, Tells Bette Midler To ‘Kiss Her Hiney’)

Babcock State Park is a 4,127-acre park owned by the State of West Virginia and located near the New River Gorge National Park, according to the park’s website.

Babydog was made famous by a COVID-19 sweepstakes called “Do It for Babydog.” The program was created to increase vaccination rates across the state by giving away various prizes to vaccinated West Virginians.

Irish President Michael Higgins has also brought one of his dogs along on official business in the past. The Bernese mountain dog stole the spotlight during Higgins’ speech about the death of Tom Hickey in May 2021.