“Now, good people of Greystones, I want you to take a good look at my face…
“Does my smile seem out of place?
“Well, that’s because, even though I live in the greatest dog town on the planet, and the wonderful Lesley here treats me like a god – which is just a backwards dog, when you think about it – the simple fact is, I was abandoned as a pump.
“Not only abandoned – dumped!
“That can do something to your psyche, man. It just has that ability to give you sudden bouts of vertigo, no matter how good life is. You know that, as good as people are, there are, unfortunately, still some assholes out there.
“Sure, if there wasn’t, would there be any rubbish on the streets of Greystones? If someone can just drop their empty bottles and wrappers on the street without a second’s thought, that makes me think, hey, they could just as easily drop a beautiful, handsome, clever, smart and dynamic labrador-boxer puppy on the road too.
“So, yeah, life is good – damn good – here in sunny Greystones, and I’m blessed to have Lesley as my keeper, and Bonnie as my best mate. But, just remember, deep down, there’s a hurt that just might never go away…
“So, next time you see little ol’ Minnie skipping down the street, just remember, a little treat wouln’t go amiss, a little token of joy to fight this little corner of dark.
“I’m partially to the odd sausage, as it happens. Medium rare.”
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