He is one lucky dog:

Most mornings, he commands more attention at the Capitol Grocery than the homemade biscuits and fresh-brewed coffee.

His days are spent spreading cheer among neighbors in Spanish Town and friends on Third Street; nights in the home of his choosing.

He’s been spotted hitching rides in a taxi, a stretch limousine — even a Cadillac convertible with a “hot blonde,” his ears flapping carefree in the wind.

Read the whole thing. You can understand why people really love dogs. Gumbo is a local celebrity in Baton Rouge.