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For 2 Years, Bus Driver Has Quietly Fed Stray Dog. Now Dog Sits & Waits Each Day to Greet Her


As a school bus approaches, one lucky dog stands in the snow waiting for it to stop.

Instead of asking for a ride, however, this dog is waiting for his daily food delivery.

One Canadian school bus driver spotted the hungry dog two years ago scrounging through trash cans in search of something to eat.

The driver, who is also a volunteer for the nonprofit Feed the Furbabies Canada that feeds stray animals, has made sure to bring food for the dog during every bus trip since.

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Two years later, the pup knows when the bus is coming and waits for it every day.

“She has continued to feed him every day, Monday to Friday, at the same location,” founder of Feed the Furbabies Canada Kareena Grywinski told The Dodo.

“He sits and patiently waits every day no matter what the weather is like.”

A video posted by the nonprofit shows exactly that, and the tail wag of thank you as well.

The dog is seen standing in the distance as the bus pulls up to the drop off spot. Tail wagging, the pooch approaches the bus, grabs the bag of food that is tossed to him and then trots off.

He still is a little reluctant to get too close to the bus, has made progress after being extremely skittish. The fact that he waits for this drop off every day suggests he could be relying on it to survive.

Although the organization would love to rescue each stray dog and place them in loving homes, just making sure the animals are properly fed is hard work.

“This community has over 100 dogs needing to be rescued; it breaks our hearts that we can’t take them all home,” Grywinski said. “There just aren’t enough foster homes available for these precious pets.

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“We do the best we can by providing them food and dog houses until a space opens up to a rescue for them.”

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
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