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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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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas

Late Merry Christmas everyone!
I wanted to do a post on Christmas day like a lot of other blogs were doing, but I didn't get to the computer before it was turned off:(
I got a stocking that was full of lots of "things" from my trainer, and a gift that was full with "homemade" rope toys, and a whole bunch of tasty looking dog treats!
My trainer's sister gave me 2 stuffed toys, I was soo happy with my gifts! In the stocking I got a bone that was FULL of P.B! I chewed on that for the rest of the day!
A few days later my trainer and her family went to go see Bolt, it was really good, I even watched the screen for a little while!
The new year is right around the corner, my trainer told me that I might be able to update my blog more once we are in 2009!
Early Happy New year!!


Frankie


Me "receiving" my P.B filled bone.


My trainer gave a a box of "to-go"
dog treats!




















She also gave me a waterproof toy!! (it is
more of a stuffed toy than a ball)

Me with all of my stocking "things".


















My trainer's sister opening my gift, (I would
have, but I am not allowed to chew/open gifts!).



My trainer's brother giving me my gift- homemade rope toys!





Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Me wearing the "such cool"
Santa hat!

Merry Christmas (early!).
My trainer tried to get pictures with me wearing antlers in front of the tree, but that didn't work out.
I didn't mind the Santa hat, and Santa cowboy hat, but I DO NOT like antlers!
Do they think I look like a reindeer!?!?!

I have made my wish list for Christmas, of course it won't help my trainer much since she already has my gifts!!

1. Stuffed bones
2. Toys
3. Dog treats (!!)
4. And anything else that tastes or sounds good!!!

Merry Christmas to all, and Happy Holidays!!



Frankie



I wasn't really looking
at the camera in this
picture, but I still look
really cute with the cowboy
hat!!



I like this picture a lot, I was
looking at the camera, and I didn't
have anything on my head!!!






















Okay, so I did struggle with the hats a wee bit







Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Birthday!

(2 days ago!),
It was Frankie's birthday on the 18th, we were really busy in Dec so I told her we would give her birthday gifts on Christmas day. I was going to do a post the day of her birthday.... but I forgot!
(sorry Frankie!!). I have dog cakes in the freezer (makes it easier to give them one), but I forgot about that too. I am still going to give her a dog cake (mini) it just will be a couple days late! I don't think Frankie will know the difference though... one day is like any other day in a dog's mind...right??



Frankie's Trainer




Unbelievable! MY TRAINER forgot her own dog's birthday???? Yes, I count as "her" dog for the next 1-2 month(s).

I can't not believe it, she even told me she would give me a mini dog cake and a new dog toy!?!? (Do you know any good pranks a dog can play on her trainer??)

Well, now that it is 2 days past my birthday I can't really say "Happy birthday" anymore:(
But on the bright side I am a WHOLE YEAR OLD now!!!



Frankie


This picture was taken on my birthday.
I was "trying" to help my trainer fill out her
4-H project record books...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Guide Dog Christmas Party!!

Dog-treat-tree!


My puppy group's Christmas party was last Saturday. I had a whole lot of fun! My trainer's friend Hope won a Christmas tree that had lots of little dog treats tied onto it. She gave the tree to my trainer and I get to eat the treats off it!!

My trainer made a cake to take to the party. You might recognize it from a post I did on her birthday party. (click here) She made the exact same cake this time. (It takes over 2 days, and LOTS of patience!) Well her mom didn't think it would make the trip, but it did. And the whole group LOVED it! They had someone there dressed as Santa Claus and every dog got their picture taken, (so did I, but we went to PetsMart last week and got my picture taken with the Real Santa!!) **side comment by trainer "yeah and I paid $10 for it!" **

Sorry about that my trainer likes to "comment" on my posts sometimes!


There was a lot of different door prizes there, besides the dog treat tree. I won a dog stocking, and all the puppy raisers were handed a gift bag. I know there was at least one thing in there for me, but my trainer is waiting for Christmas before giving it to me!!

A person was at the party taking pictures, but I won't be able to get ahold of them for a while. For now I will have to go with the couple pictures my trainer and her sister took.
Enjoy!!

Frankie



ME and my trainer! (with a small
"Christmas" tree in the back!)


J.J (rememeber him, he stayed
at my house for puppy swap).

















Our "group" photo!






The cake my trainer made:





















My new toy!
video

Monday, December 8, 2008

Great news!!!!!

Hey guys,

Sorry for not updating in a while, but for now I have some great news! I have already gone on 2 outings, and soon will be going on my third!

I don't have to wear the diaper anymore either! I have some pictures and a movie down at the bottom so don't forget to look!!


Frankie

I love this picture!!




Me at pizza hut (my first outing since getting my diaper off!!)

You have heard of people riding cows, and

goats, what about dogs!?!?

Ye-haw!

You have heard of statues that aren't real,

what about statues that are real!!

video

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Baths:(

Hey guys!
It has been a while since I updated my blog (1 week!!) so I will be doing a couple posts on updates.
But for know this post is about "baths" everybody knows you have to take a bath sometime, but why can't our trainers give me a bath I like? I mean mud baths, dirt baths, pool baths, creek baths, snow baths, and I could go on forever. But baths aren't meant to be in tub! Of course my trainer doesn't think like I do so she goes with the tub baths. I have always hated baths and always refuse to get in the tub, so my trainer started bringing treats and gave me one every time I get in. But since I get treats often it isn't that much of a "treat" to me! So when she tries to bring me into the bathroom to get a bath I dig my claws into the carpet so she can't take me, it always ends in the bathtub though so whatever I do it never works. My trainer has been working with me on it and as the saying goes....



Practice...
video

Makes...

video

...Perfect


Frankie