Dogs are man’s best friend they love people so much that sometimes they take a long road just to go and say hi, A wandering woiolfy dog named Bruno is one of the dogs that loves people and he loves to visit everyone.“Everybody knows Bruno,” laughs Rouse, “may not know the people, but you’ll know Bruno.”
“It’s just been his routine as far back as I know,” Sharon Rouse states, she watches Bruno’s arrivals from the picture window of the Hansen Realty office, where she works the reception desk. For the past 12 years Bruno has taken a daily walk, he goes to Longville takes rounds around town, then gets back home to his owners Larry and Debbie LaVallee.
“The first time I saw him in town, he almost beat me to town,” laughs Larry LaVallee, who used to pick up Longville’s trash. “I was picking garbage on the way, and I get in town, and I wasn’t there five minutes, and there’s Bruno.”
“A guy came in my driveway, and Bruno was a little pup,” Larry LaVallee recalls, “and he says, ‘I found your dog at the end of your driveway.’ I says, ‘Well he ain’t my dog.’”
Bruno takes his walk in Longville with stops at city hall, the library, the ice cream shop, where deli workers welcome him at the back door with meat scraps they’ve saved.
“He’s our buddy, we kind of watch out for him the best way we can,” says Patrick Moran, the owner of a real estate office on Bruno’s route. “Last week he came in and stayed about an hour and a half or two hours,” says Moran.
The owners say they tried to keep Bruno at home and that they even chained him up in order to keep him from running into town, but according to his owners he almost hinged himself by pulling long and hard on the chain. So now they are used to calls of the newcomers in town who claim they have found the lost dog, they also now are accustomed to the silence on the other end of the phone when they tell strangers to just let the dog go since he will find his way home.
“He’s more friendly than most of the humans in town, and I’m not saying that in a negative way about the humans,” Trip says. “He’s that lovable.”