If you were to visit Longville, Minnesota, and ask about it’s most famous inhabitant, most everyone would tell you the story of Bruno the dog.
The story started about 12 years ago. A man pulled into the driveway of Debbie and Larry LaValle’s home in Longville, holding a squirming puppy. He said he had found their lost dog.
The dog didn’t belong to Debbie and Larry, but he was cute as could be and apparently abandoned, so they took him in and named him Bruno.
This dog, though, has a mind of his own. Even though Debbie and Larry consider themselves the dog’s owners, he’s always been somewhat of a vagabond and has loved to go down to town to make friends and socialize.
The dog was not about to be tied down, or stuck in one house out in the middle of nowhere. Debbie and Larry try to keep him home but haven’t been able to. Nearly every day, the dog travels four miles into town to visits his friends.
Everyone in Longville considers Bruno to be the town dog. He start off at the grocery story where his friends in the deli meet him at the back door with meat scraps they’ve put aside for him. Then he stops at city hall and the library, a couple of real estate offices and the ice cream shop.
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