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Helio's Favorite Charities
Helio recommends making a donation to his favorite charity: The BC SPCA
The Labrador Retriever (also Labrador, or Lab for short) is one of several kinds of retriever, a type of gun dog. They have webbed paws for swimming, useful when they retrieve their prey, hence the name retriever. The Labrador, once known as the Lesser Newfoundland, is the most popular breed of dog (by registered ownership) in the world, and is, by a large margin, the most popular breed by registration in Canada, the United States (since 1991), and the United Kingdom. It is also the most popular breed of assistance dog in Canada, the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and many other countries, as well as being widely used by police and other official bodies for their detection and working abilities. Typically, Labradors are athletic, and love to swim, play catch and retrieve games, and are good with young children.
Back-story(as told by Helio The Labrador to DQ magazine)
Named for 3 time Indy 500 winner and Dancing with the Stars Champion, Helio Castroneves, the always affable Helio was born on a farm in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil and later through no fault of his own ended up in a shanty town outside of Rio de Janeiro where he scrimped and saved, begged and borrowed just to survive.
Fortunately for Mr. Castroneves, Rio is a popular vacation destination and as he attended the school of hard knocks, he picked up skills from many of the top professionals in their fields, including general medicine (Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush), chemistry (Prof. Walter H. White), dentistry (Tim Whatley), education (Constance Brooks), cosmetology (Gene Simmons), business (Arthur Frobisher), ocean rescue (Mitch Buchanan), media (Chris Stevens), policing (Det. Lester Freamon), culinary (Chef Adam) and marksmanship (Seeley Booth).
With all that knowledge acquired through blood, sweat and tears in Helio's pocket, Arvin Sloane recruited him to become a secret agent and he now fights crime and brings justice to all the citizens of planet earth.
Over the years, the debonair 'Dog of 1000 faces' has become an expert of disguise and has picked up many languages including Portuguese, Cantonese & Labradorean.
The breathtaking Helio solves crimes quicker than Horatio Caine, Thomas Magnum, McGruff and the amazing Barney Fife.
He out smells the top DEA dogs which means he foils the plots of any mustache twirling marauder in his vicinity and always rescues the damsel in distress ala Mario and Princess Peach. Helio has survived thousands of missions including countless run-ins with Snoopy's nemesis the famed Red Barron.
Helio's special agent code name is Lost Legend, he trusts you'll keep that a secret.
Denzel Washington, Shemar Moore, Taye Diggs and Blair Underwood are lobbying to play Mr. Castroneves in an upcoming bio pic from an independent studio (reportedly The Whimenhimer Company). The motion picture is described as 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' Meets 'James Bond' Meets 'Blacula'.
Here is a key quote from the working script: "I'll be all around in the dark - I'll be everywhere. Wherever you look - wherever there's a fight, so hungry dogs can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop kickin' a dog, I'll be there. I'll be in the way dogs bark when they're mad. I'll be in the way puppies bounce when they're hungry and they know supper's ready, and when the dogs are eatin' the stuff they raise and livin' in the houses they build - I'll be there, too.