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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Though I am not the first dog blog to be saying "Happy Thanksgiving" I am still doing it on Thanksgiving day!!
Yes, I am still wearing a diaper, but I hear I will be getting it off soon!!!! Back to thanksgiving... of course I have a list of stuff I am thankful for (I am SOO not saying anything about that diaper though...), here goes:
I am thankful for...
1). My trainer
2). All of my doggy friends at school/training class
3). Dog bones
4). A nice warm home
5). LOTS of toys
6). Being able to use the computer
7). Getting lots of comments on my blog!!
8). All the cool animals on my trainers farm
9). But best of all...ME!!
(and whatever other stuff I didn't list!!)
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, and a good Thursday!!

I will be doing a post in a couple days of pictures and an update.

Frankie

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fundraising For Walk-a-thon!

Hey guys,

As I said in my last post about my trainer going to Walk-a-thon next year with me (unless I went IFT before then). She is now trying to raise money for it.
Her goal is $3,500 which is enough to name and sponsor 1 guide dog puppy.

She has finally gotten her fundraising page done and would love for you guys to take a look at it, pass it on to others(lots of others), and of course she wouldn't mind you helping with her fundraising...
Check it out at:http://www.firstgiving.com/allieandfrankie. Hope you like it:)


Frankie

Thursday, November 13, 2008

In heat...

Me and my diaper.

Hey guys,


I just came into heat (nope not been spayed yet!). So now I get to wear this diaper that's for little dogs, I look really bad in it and I can't even go to town! I am told that I am going to be a pet for 2-4 weeks!

I also have some news about IFT(In For Training). I am told that I will be returning to the guide dog school in January or February. They haven't decided yet since they have to see when all the TX dogs go back. My trainer is really hoping for February so she can return me at the same time she goes to Walk-a-thon.

I am doing really well on my training and can't wait to get this diaper off.



Frankie

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Crinkle Critters

My duck,hippo, and frog are finished!



You guys know how much you pay on stuffed dog toys that squeak or crinkle and most of the time they are stuffed to full (which is just a quicker way to tear them up...), and it is way too much money when you just can make your own! I know you might have seen the post on Rusty's blog(http://mydogrusty.blogspot.com/), when his owner made him some toys. But this is different. No squeakers, no flannel, and very little sewing. My trainer goes to yard sales on Saturday to find cheap toys for me, and almost every time we go she sees the hand puppet washcloths. prices from 10-25 cents! Well today she decided to buy three of them and turn them into dog toys. First she took the crinkle bags she has been saving, (the lettuce bags she used to get were really loud crinkley and are perfect for dog toys!) and she stuffed them in the puppets, (not to full as to make it easy for me to tear!...), then she took them to the table and let her sister sew them up at the bottom. Last but very not least she gave them to ME!!

Enjoy the photos and movie, hope you guys try this!



Frankie


Before stuffing or sewing, (you can't see
the hands holding them up!).



My trainer stuffing the duck with Crinkle.














My trainer's sister sewing up the hippo.



And boy are they fun!!
video



Sunday, November 2, 2008

Puppy class

Sorry I haven't been posting in a while! My trainer has been very busy.
I had puppy class last Thursday and on Saturday my trainer took me to the blindfold luncheon,(That will be another post!).
Every week for six weeks I will be doing puppy class. It's kind of like a six week obedience training class, then the last week they give out papers and sometimes prizes... I still have a couple more weeks to go.
But at the last puppy class I found out something. I haven't decided if it's good news or not. My trainer is trading puppies for a week. It was going to be this week but the other family couldn't work it out, so next week I am doing a puppy swap!
My trainer will be getting the Aussie named Otto.
I also found out some really good news- I am NOT getting put out of the progam because of my hips! The school has decided to leave me in the progam and not spay me either, so I still might be a breeder...
Look for pictures at the bottom!


Frankie
Doing obedince training, (my trainer is in
the green shirt, and she is handling Otto)
My trainer is to the right, and I am to the left
(if you didn't realize it they did "puppy switch"
for a little while!).















And here is ME!



After they did some basic training the trainers
got their own dogs back and sat down to listen
to someone talk about the guide dog school's
changes.