Public Animals Number 1
I think it would be hard to find two dogs who love to ride in a truck more than Bongo or Bear. The breed listed on their licenses is Lab-mix, and they were among seven puppies born on September 9, 1999 to a couple of old truck dogs named Bernie and Moose. That was the day I found myself with nine dogs, and glad I had a '56 Chevy panel truck to haul them all around in. The sad thing about a canine is they don't live nearly as long as humans. As of 2009, Bongo and Bear are the only survivors. When Bear was a puppy, I gave him to my dad, but got him back in 2003 when my dad passed away. Since he was 6 weeks old Bongo has been riding in the cab of my truck. I haven't kept track how many miles he's traveled in a classic truck (broken speedometers), but I know between my 2000 S-10, and '05 GMC he's done over a 100,000 miles helping me work for a truck magazine.

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