Bruno, the big brown dog, has been walking four miles almost every day to say “hello” to everyone in town. In fact, he’s been the town dog for the past 12 years.Bruno first appeared as a puppy and stray on the driveway of Larry and Debbie Lavallee. The couple took him in, but quickly discovered that the dog had a wandering spirit. He never wanted to be restrained or confinement.
And when Bruno discovered that State Highway 84 leads to town, he discovered a whole new world. After all, the town was full of people for him to meet and become friends with, and they’d even give him treats.
He visits the library and ice cream shop, as well as the city hall and several offices. He’s become such a fixture in town that he’s been named the town’s dog and ambassador.
Bruno may be getting on in years, but he has a monument erected in his honor because he means so much to the people of town. To everyone, he’s evolved into much more than a dog. He’s become a member of the family.
While the winters can be cold and the summers can be beautiful, Longville residents can count on one thing every day: Bruno the dog will walk into town.