I just uploaded a picture of Hammie in member gallery.....when it posts, could you take a look. I tried to get a shot of the black spot on his tongue, but of course he wouldn't look directly at me. He wasn't having any more of the flash....but you can see the black mark even tho his head is turned. See what I mean.....how could I have not noticed this before?? The vet is so far away and he is a job to take.......so if you could give me opinions now that you see it, I'd appreciate it so very much! Have you seen a mark that looks like this one. It looks like dirt, there isn't any lumpiness to it. If this is some type of birthmark, I'd just feel better hearing that after you've all seen it. I don't like to panic........lol......but by now you know I do! Not sure how long til the picture posts, but it'll be on by tomorrow. THANKS EVERYONE!!!! You know....I just looked at the other picture of him with his tongue out that I took where he is waiting for me at the back door...I DON'T SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm calling the vet Monday. I'm now thinking he has had this since his neutering surgery. Any ideas on a possible cause??????