Deering - Bruno - High Point, NC

Bruno of Kersey Valley CGC
Born January 26, 2005
BG # 42666

Bruno was purchased as a puppy from a pet store by a young couple who went in to buy a miniature dachshund. They had a little boy who was the same age as Bruno. As Bruno and his activity level grew, they feared that he might accidentally hurt their son, and Bruno was banished to the back yard. Fortunately, when he was age 1.5 they realized that he deserved a new home.

The young man put an ad on the internet to sell Bruno. John and Nell Ward contacted him and offered to help find a good home for Bruno. While he was trying to sell him, he kept telling interested people that Bruno was ‘real hyper.’ That scared most people off, but Nell and John met the young man and Bruno and were able to get him to settle down quite easily. We first agreed to foster him until we could find him a good family, but we failed as fosters. We picked him up in late September 2006 and he quickly became a part of our family.

At the time, our family consisted of BARC’s Becca, an extremely sweet but timid in the ways of dogs, two-year-old, and Xaro her BIG five-year-old brother. Bruno took on the task of teaching Becca how to be a Berner with gusto. Sadly he lost both Becca and Xaro last year, but Bruno really came into his own as an only dog. As of October 2011, he has a new five-year-old brother Stanley to play with.

Bruno is still one of the most active Berners we’ve met, always on the go, with his crazy ear cocked at a silly angle. He loves to pick his own fruits and vegetables from the trees and garden. It will be interesting to see if he teaches Stanley how to do this as he had Becca and Xaro.

E J and Suzanne Deering
High Point, NC