Last Sunday, I went to Reggae-fest in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday (was Feb. 6th). Then, later this week, I saw this picture from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (in New York Feb. 13th). I love this dog. I feel like he’s struttin w/ some attitute here, & anyway, as soon as I saw him I got that song (Buffalo Soldier) in my head. In my head, that’s the song that’s playing on the loudspeakers as he’s coming out & doing his thing. Like he’s a supermodel or something. I just felt like sharing this pic w/ y’all.
I think his name’s Quincy, & he’s a komondor (don’t ask, I never even heard of this type of dog before). But I totally dig him.
In other related news, I figured that most ppl don’t know where the term “Buffalo Soldier” came from. So, I thought I’d share.
In 1866, Congress passed a bill allowing the formation of an all black regiment. Some were sent out west to deal w/ “civil unrest”. When they went out west, they had to fight some Native American tribes & Mexican bandits. Well, the Indians ended up calling them “Buffalo Soldiers” out of respect. Buffalos were considered sacred by the tribes. The Indians also compared their stamina, fighting style, the look of their skin, & the feel of their hair.