Labrador Retrievers are as amazing and smart and talented and easy to train as what all of those articles that you read on the internet say. Three service dogs ride my train with their owners who are all blind and when I see those sweet dogs at work I go home and hug my Hamish Macbeth who might not be a service dog but he has his own talents all the same.
For example, today on our walk he found something rare, strange and I suppose unique.
Photo A.M. Moscoso
He found a cassette tape.
Seriously a CASSETTE tape.
My Hamish would probably never cut it as a seeing-eye dog because once he walked into a closed door because he was chasing a fly and I laughed and then I walked into it right after him because Karma Baby…but today Hamish found a cassette tape in the wilds of our neighborhood and in the grand scheme of things he’s like the Indiana Jones of Labrador Retrievers.