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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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Monday, December 21, 2009

SNOW!?! (and Christmas party)

(Toby's head with snow/ice in background)

Well that's what I thought. All these dog blogs my trainer follows are posting about snow.
Having pictures attached of dogs jumping, fighting, playing, eating, and running in snow.
So I was pretty excited to hear we would be having snow Saturday.
But I was wrong, all we got was sleet & ICE. It did start snowing for a little while, with SLEET mixed in, but by Saturday morning the only thing I could do was slip and slide:(
My trainer couldn't even get me to play outside! My feet wouldn't sink into the white magic like I was told it would.
I am really not to fond of ice skating rinks, so I couldn't wait for the ice to go away!

Of course today it is all melted, and I am thankful for that:) My trainer said maybe next time it might be snow!

Sorry about the snow pictures - my trainer forgot to take me out early Saturday morning, so by the time she took me out late afternoon more than half of the white magic was gone!

Yesterday night I went to a Christmas party. My trainer "made" me wear this jingle bell collar, and everyone kept saying I was CUTE!

My trainer also had me do a down stay, leave it. She wanted to eat with her friends on the ground, so I had to lay beside her without moving, and knocking over cups/or eating food.

She was very proud of me, since I didn't mess with any one's food!

My trainer is trying to contact our area coordinator for the guide dog group, to find out if I can have my Nyla bones back! I'm told to keep my paws crossed. I found out it's not near as easy as it sounds?? Think about it... paws crossed, it's hard!
Enjoy all the pictures!! (Remember, I asked my trainer to label the photos for me.)

The dog with a blog

Toby standing in "snow"

Toby's face, with snow on the ground

Toby with me & my friends at the Christmas party

Toby's adorable face, with his cute jingle bell collar!

Toby doing "Leave it" with 3 plates of food in front of him!


Cassie said...

Awww, I love the collar!

Thanks for entering my giveaway!

Sonic said...

You're looking really festive and handsome in that collar!

Merry Christmas, Toby!


Dory and the Mama said...

What pawsome control Toby THREE PLATES and you left it??!! You re a born guide dog!!!


Becky said...

Agree, like fluffy snow to run around in - the ice is not so fun. Wow, sounds like you did great with food all around you, Toby. Merry Christmas to you!

Clive said...


We are so impressed with you not touching those plates!

Hope some more snow comes your way.

Merry Christmas
Clive and family

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo are one inkhredible pup!

PeeEssWoo: Sorry about the snow...paws khrossed fur more fur woo SOON!