Thursday, April 10, 2008

A chat with Mom...

So Mom and I were chatting today and this is how it went:

Liza: Dory there was a really interesting article on "Big Black Dog Syndrome" on yesterday, would you like me to read it to you?

Dory: WOW they named a syndrome after me? Is that bad or good? Do I get royalty rights? Did they use my picture?

Liza: Dory - slow down, "Big Black Dog Syndrome" is a term used because most people are fearful of and reluctant to adopt big black dogs.

Dory: So is having a syndrome like having my own month, you told me back in February it was Black Lab Month and I never got any cards and no presents - that was a total disappointment...

Liza: Oh good grief, Dory I told you February was Black HISTORY month, NOT Black Lab month! You never listen to me.

Dory: I mean you know how black labs are special, so if I have my own month AND my own syndrome I at least expect treats!

Liza: Dory, do you want me to read the article to you or not?

Dory: Does the article mention me specifically?

Liza: No, it's about how many great black dogs go homeless because of bias against big black dogs.

Dory: I got a great home, not to mention a loving family and I get to go for boat rides - you mean there are black doggies who don't get that?

Liza: Yes Dory, this is an important issue - we need to be goodwill ambassadors for "big black dogs" so that others can find good homes, just like you did.

Dory: HMMMM - I like it Dory the Amblabrador. It has a nice ring - do I get a crown or something, maybe treats???

Liza: ARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For some reason at that point in our chat Mom left the room? Go figure. Anyhow check out the article at

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Amber-Mae said...

Black Lab & ALL Black Dogs Are Bootiful! There are some Chinese people here who say black dogs are bad luck. Even black & white dogs like Faith is bad luck to them. But for the other half of the chinese, black dogs are okay to them. So weird...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maryann & The Brat Pack said...

We love black dogs....especially big black dogs! It's always so sad when we visit the shelter and there are just so many. :(

Thank you for taking on the big role of being an Amblabrador. You're our hero.


PS Mom said to give your mom licks for her. Well, not like she'd actually lick your Mom. Uh, maybe you should just give her a hug.

Peanut said...

Oh Dory you are the best ambassador for big black dogs ever.

Lady Kaos said...

Why did she leave the room? All your points were very good. Februry is Black Lab month? That's way cool because my birthday in in February! I'm going to tell Mom that next February I get double the presants and treats!! - maybe tripple!
Anyway, we could see why people are afraid of big black dogs, but Mom always says she believes big black dogs have the biggest hearts. The place I was adopted from had another black lab that Mom and Dad almost stopped to talk to, until he tried to eat Mom. Good thing that dog didn't make Mom afraid of big black dogs because I was waiting for her at the other end of the shelter.
Good luck with you Amblabador duties and let me know if you need any help.
Your sorta Sis

Niamh said...

I really do think that you should get a crown at the very least!

But what your mom said is very true. My person worked at a shelter and said that the blonde dogs and puppies always got adopted faster than the black ones. Unfair!

Your black and tan friend,

BenTheRotti said...

I know only too well how big black dogs get overlooked in rescue, even big black and tan ones.. or maybe especially big black and tan ones. Me and Mum would now like to adopt you and your Mum as our official heroes of the day and if your Mum needs any help just holler.
Maybe someone creative could design us big black beauties our own black is beautiful button!
I would ask Mum but she is more than a little dense in that area (just don't tell her I said that)


Ben xxxxxxxxxx

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs, bear iz a big black doggie and angel lacylulu wuz mostly black...and black dogs ARE bute ti ful...and Dory u will make a pawsome amblabrador...

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Charlie said...

Black is definitely beautiful!
- Charlie

Mango said...

You will make a great Amblabrador! Not ALL big black dogs are scary (but some can be a pain in the butt).


Agatha and Archie said...

Life is unfair (like for example losing to the Yankees the other day) but black IS beautifull!!!! Love A+A

Ben_Benjamin said...

Dory, we love black lab & black dogs. Our family member have 2 black dogs at home and I hope those poor black lab find their furever home soon.

The Zoo Crew said...

i'm one of those big black scary dogs....people seemed to be especially afraid of me because of my blue eye....they said it made me look even scarier. but my mama loves me even more because i'm big and black!


Gunner said...

Lets start a petition to have Black Lab Month!

Heck, Dory for president!


Lenny said...

If any dog looks even remotley like Dory, of course they are beautiful! Amblabradory!

Your friend, Lenny

Dutchess said...

Hey there! I'm living proof that black dogs can find homes! I quit my blog yesterday because I got adopted and now I'm too busy with my forever family. Keep up the amblabradoring though! There are plenty of dogs that still need homes!

I passed my blog on to Ukie. He's not black, but he's OLD! Being old makes it hard to find a home too!

PS if this ends up posting a whole bunch of times, I'm sorry! It seems my comments are not going through!

Flori said...

Hi Liza,
we ARE beautiful!
Nice to be back again on your blog... How are things? How is your "adopted" brother?
Wet licks from Flori