I raised Blackie from a puppy. He wasn't the smartest dog to ever walk the earth. He did a lot of stupid things in his life, like inviting himself to join the cat in a bowl of fresh tuna, drinking out of the toilet, chasing the mailman and attempting to lick honey from the neighborhood beekeeper's hives. One day I took Blackie to the zoo. Blackie would have been 10 Years old today.