“I was picking garbage on the way, and I get in town, and I wasn’t there five minutes, and there’s Bruno.”Bruno was a wanderer right from the start.“A guy come in my driveway, and Bruno was a little pup,” Larry La Vallee recalls, “and he says, ‘I found your dog at the end of your driveway.’ I says, ‘Well he ain’t my dog.’”La Vallee says he looked at the puppy in the man’s car and decided on the spot to keep the stray, who he believes had been abandoned.
“And that was the beginning of it all,” says La Vallee.
Last year, the town dedicated a carved wooden statute in his honor, in a park on Longville’s main street.
“Longville’s town dog and ambassador,” the engraving on the accompanying marker reads.
Paul’s Rice Park on your way to explore the Science Museum of Minnesota!