For the past 12 years, Bruno, the travelling dog, has walked 4 miles almost daily to Longville, Minnesota, just to say hello to the locals.
Bruno has been travelling since he was a child. A man arrived into Larry LaVallee’s driveway with a little puppy more than a decade ago. The passer-by assumed the dog belonged to the residents and assumed it could become lost. The small guy, on the other hand, was a stray and had nothing to do with Larry or any of his neighbours. But the moment LaVallee saw the dog, he chose to keep it.
Bruno’s only desire was to go on adventures. Larry even tried to chain him, but the dog almost strangled himself, so the owner had to accept his pet’s antics. The master even grew accustomed to strangers to town calling and claiming to have located his dog. He also grew accustomed to the bewilderment on the other end of the telephone when he’d advise the good Samaritans to let go of his dog because Bruno is perfectly capable of walking back by himself.
Residents of Longville have become accustomed to seeing Bruno wandering around. He usually goes to city hall, the library, the ice cream shop, various workplaces, and grocery stores, where employees greet him with meat scraps. People adore Bruno so much that he was appointed the town’s dog and ambassador, and he even received a carved wooden statue!