Above: I interview Spc. Lexus Reaves, who is the care taker for Porter. [Staff photo Melissa Sue Gerrits]
Just before noon, Porter lumbered through the hallway at the 44th Medical Brigade headquarters seeking out soldiers who needed a quick cuddle as they made their way to appointments and meetings.
Brig. Gen. Porter, a 10-year-old Bluetick Coonhound, had already completed his physical training for the day so he lazily strolled the hallway. He’s a sucker for ear rubs, and stood perfectly still while soldiers doted on him.
“A lot of people will stop and shout, ‘Porter!’ They’ll stop and come down to see him,” said Spc. Lexus Reaves, his caretaker. “I can see the happiness come over their faces.”
Read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180202/retired-from-military-hound-enjoys-mascot-role
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