Say it Loud,
I'm a Black Lab
~inspired by James Brown
(The Godfather of Soul)
Now, I'm not usually one to brag, (heck, I don't even have all my teeth),
but my Rama says I am the most beautiful dog she has ever seen.
That's no small potatoes, cuz my Rama has seen a whole boatload of doggies in her 57+ years.
I wasn't always this cool, calm and collected.
When Rama discovered me in the shelter where she was volunteering, I was a wreck! I was in the last run, all by myself, barking like crazy, foaming at the mouth, and throwing myself onto the cage for attention.
I jumped on all the volunteer dog walkers, and Rama was the only who even tried to get near me. She recognized a dog in trouble and knew I needed to get out of the shelter quickly, before being labeled "aggressive".
Rama was aware of Black Dog Syndrome and she knew my chances of being adopted were not good. She and Dad decided to foster me, in an attempt to help me become more socialized and adoptable.
As soon as I got "home" and felt safe, I turned into my sweet, lovable, good-natured Labradorable self.
Just a look in my direction starts my tail thumping like a drum.
I'm goofy, gentle, playful, affectionate, loyal, smart, and happy.
Of course, I'm not perfect. I'm a tennis ball-a-holic, I'll roll in anything dead, and I've been known to eat some pretty disgusting things, as well.
But, one look at my smiling face and all is forgiven.
Think about it...
Have you ever met a black Lab you didn't like?