I think if there is a heaven, there is a special place in it for people who own yellow labs.
I have 2 friends (brothers) who bought littermate labs and 2 more unbelievable creatures have never walked the earth. I was blessed with a pretty good mutt, so when I puppy-sat for the guys one week I was shocked.
If I had a nickel for every time I said: "Oh, you have GOT to be shitting me..." I could pay for the damage to the house and mental trauma to the cat.
Even now, the guys still laugh whenever there is food stolen off of counters, hoses chewed through, garbage cans knocked over, holes dug, and they tease each other about who's dog had more golfballs removed from its stomach in one surgery. Unbelieveable.
Bless your heart and saintly disposition--Seamus is a lucky dog!