Saturday

A Blackjack Story

     No, not a blackjack story, a Blackjack story.  Blackjack was the 4th puppy I raised for Leader Dogs for The Blind.  He's a black lab, out in the field now, leading a blind person.  When Blackjack was about about 6 months old, his head stood about 2 1/2 feet off the ground.  When Blackjack was 6 months old; my grandson Ryan was about 2 years old, and his face was about 2 1/2 feet off the ground.

      One Sunday evening when the whole family -12 adults - were over for supper, Ryan sneezed.  I do believe both sinuses totally emptied -- both nostrils had snot hanging down 3 inches. (Sorry, it's gross I know :-)  In unison, every adult in the room said  "quick, get a tissue!"  As noted, Blackjack's head stood exactly the same height as Ryan's face.  Blackjack heard the sneeze, wandered over, and with one great big lick, took care of the situation!   ......in unison everyone said, "eehwww...never mind!"

     Did we all laugh big belly laughs......and NO puppy kisses for a while.


Blackjack
Sorry about the watermark.  Seems this Christmas,
black lab pictures were in high demand :-)
 .....dr momi

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

ugh!!!

Chatty Crone said...

LOL! And Yuck!

Gorges Smythe said...

The best way to love a dog is from the heart, and with lots of caution!

Michaele said...

LOL! (ewe)
Is that one gorgeous dog or what!? No wonder you had people wanting that photo!

Stephanie said...

Oh man!! LOL!!!

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

OMG! No way! I can't even think of any words to say...YUCK! :-)

Melodie said...

Ah,one of the many, many reasons dogs are useful,lol! Yuck!

Candy C. said...

Great story and BLECH!! :)

MamaTea said...

Dogs are truly helpful, aren't they? I think anyone who has dogs and kids can probably say they've experienced the same thing. :) I know we have!

Debbie said...

hahaha....now that's a great story!! the picture of your home is wonderful, covered in the white stuff!! it looks like a place where i would love to be!!

Nancy said...

Great story, lol!

Jill said...

Such a funny story! That is one beautiful dog!

Dicky Bird said...

my gag reflex...gulp. However, "good boy" Blessings from Wisconsin.

labbie1 said...

That is just TOO funny! LOL

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

The Blackjack story is hysterical! LOL! I also think what you do with those dogs is amazing.

My mom was legally blind and thought about getting a dog for didn't - probably because there were 7 of us to assist her if she needed assistance.