As a relatively new volunteer to the BACS, I’ve done a lot of learning, growing, and loving in the short time that I’ve been there. One big fella has got a good, tight grip on my heart-strings, though: Raulon.
This gentle giant was one of the first dogs I walked after finishing my orientation and I haven’t been able to stay away since. There’s no need to be intimidated by this guy’s large stature; he’s a big teddy bear.
One of our favorite activities is lounging around on the benches, picnic table tops, or on the dock along Aquatic Park. As he melts into your arms, he almost emanates joy, as the wind cools his face and the sun warms his beautiful brindle coat. When we’re ready to move along, he’s more than happy to keep up a steady trot and jog around the Park, barely paying attention to the geese, runners, and disc golfers we meet along the way.
On every walk, this big guy is guaranteed to get a few hearty chuckles out of me. He can’t quite understand why we can’t walk up and join everyone who’s sitting on HIS benches along the way. His curiosity and lust for life always take us on a different route, so every outing is an adventure.