Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.
I'm not sure that Cedric would be an Emily Dickinson fan if he could read, but the quiet hope she's talking about describes this clever dog perfectly. Unlike some more outwardly gregarious pups, Cedric isn't jumping or barking around in his pen to get your attention. He's waiting quietly for his person to find him which, most undeservedly, means he isn't getting a lot of adoption attention.
Cedric didn't make volunteer pick of the month but he's my favorite APA! dog. I save him for last when I do my B&E shifts just like you'd anticipate that favorite dessert after an already excellent dinner. He's the best part of my afternoon and the time with him is the sweet finale to a few wonderful, dog filled hours. Cedric walks nicely on a leash and knows everything I know how to teach. We still practice but mostly we explore, play, and snuggle in the grass.
I love playing chase with him because he stops and sits perfectly by your feet as soon as he catches you, looking up with a big, "I got ya!" grin. On walks, his smile is always there to remind you just how awesome a stroll outside really is. And, of course, there's his big fluffy softness waiting at the end of every walk or play session. Sit down in the grass and he's right there beside you. Cedric loves to roll around and flop belly up, with his upside down, smiling face in your lap. He'll let you hug him, bury your face in his soft fur, and take all the time you like relaxing in the sunshine together.
Cedric is a dog you're lucky to know and have in your life. He's intelligent, interesting and endearing. I'd even go so far as to call him creative. He's also gorgeous with that soft black coat, speckled chow tongue, amber eyes that always reflect a lot going on in his handsome head, and a self-assured gait unique to his personality. I wish I could find the words to express just how happy Cedric is going to make someone. He's truly one of the coolest dogs I've ever met and he deserves to have that coolness appreciated.
If you can't adopt Cedric, or are thinking about it but would like more time with him before you make your final decision, Cedric also needs a foster to help him through heartworm treatment.