Callaway, Benton Academy’s canine-in-residence, with students (from left) Maggie Ryan White, Anna Grace Campbell and Holden Alexander. Callaway has been a regular at the school for years.By JAMIE PATTERSON
The room remained still that chilly morning as he waited by the door.
The small tan and white dog sits almost like a human with his nose pointed to the metal frame.
With every passing shadow dancing under the crack of the door, his ears stand to full alert, and his tail gives a quick jerk.
He doesn’t make a sound. He just waits. He knows the school children will come rushing through the door any minute.
He will give them a wet kiss as they all bend down to pet behind his ears.
His name is Callaway and he is Benton Academy’s dog.
“He is part of our family,” said Jamie Carr, BA headmaster. “The kids love him, and he loves them. He is here everyday, and it wouldn’t be the same without him.”
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