Jack the Labrador

Hi I am Jack, the Labrador I gotta be honest, walking through that front door, I had no idea what to expect. Last time I was taken off in the car,  I ended up on the wrong side of a sharp needle. Then came that long glass tube thing and you don’t even want to know what they did with that!

This place smelt different though, like fresh air, green grass and old trees. As I was taken through to my room, I couldn’t help but get this sinking feeling in my tail. Spending the summer holidays sleeping the days away in a cubicle is NOT my idea of a good time. I’m a Labrador after all, not a pampered Persian pussy-cat. And then, I saw her. Blonde hair shining in the mid-day sun, tail wagging like the summer’s just begun. Can that classy looking lady really be my my room-mate?

Barely having gotten over my excitement at meeting Roxy the Retriever, we were both taken back out of our room. “Where are we going?”, I whispered cautiously. “First time here?”, Roxy whispered back, “never heard of play-time?”, she exclaimed as we came to the edge of a big garden enclosure. PLAY- TIME! I’m so happy I could dance, so I did. Right around the garden, watering  a tree every now and then as I went. And play we did. Lawrence liked to throw balls and sticks for us, man he was so stoked when I brought the ball back for him. “Good boy Jack! Clever boy!” Hehe, he’s funny!

And so we spent the summer. I can’t remember the last time I had that much fun, I got home and slept for about a week! I hope Mom remembers to book me a spot again next year!

Jack, the Labrador

Badham’s Kennels, Stone River Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa