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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, March 18, 2010

Letters From Camp - and goodbye Duchess!

Hey blogging buddies - this will be my LAST POST before I leave... I will NEVER get to post on this blog again :( I hope all you guys miss me!

Tomorrow morning I will be leaving with my handler to meet up with my raisers and the family Toby is with - so we can all switch back! Finally I will be HOME!
My handler put together a slide show for you guys; it's kind of short, but it goes through some various photos she has taken of me (most you have seen, but some were never posted on the blog). I hope you enjoy it!
Toby's swap family sent a "photo email" today... with lots and lots of pictures. My handler didn't want me to post them all - but said to pick a "couple". (You may also notice in some of the pictures, that Toby has a raw spot on his nose - that somehow got there when he was in the crate at the swap family's house, no idea why).

I had fun blogging for the "almost" 3 weeks I was here, and really hoped you guys enjoyed reading my pawesome posts.

Enjoy the slide show of ME, and the pictures of Toby below. (please note that my handler tags all photos, but all will have words beside them - as that was what Toby sent along with them)

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Picture of Toby with 2 young boys

"Neighborhood boys just LOVE me!! They play rough like me!"
Picture of Toby looking at the camera

"I just ADORE people... particularly the ladies...!!!"

Picture of a red cake - Toby is in the corner of the picture - looking out the window

"Another party... I didn't care about the cake... there's that cat on the porch...again!"

Picture of Toby sitting in the room - watching the cute little pups

"Why do these little guys get balls... and raw hide... and stuffed animals??? No Fair!!!"

Picture of the top of Toby's head - you can see a raw red spot on his nose

"My camp mom took a picture of my nose... she was REALLY worried about me... and it..."

Picture of Toby in the grass watching the train tracks

"Waiting for a train in Summerville....(it didn't come!!)"

Picture of Toby sniffing the grass

"Such lovely smells... EVERYWHERE!!!!"

Close up picture of Toby sitting in coat

"Wouldn't I make a good guidedog puppy action figure???!!!"
Picture of Toby with a insurance sign

"Insurance Rocks....well sort of!!"


Maddie and Betsy said...

We are going to miss you Duchess! Have fun at guide dog school in a few weeks!
Gabrina got a sore on her nose when she wanted out of her kennel REALLY bad one day. Hers wasn't that big, but it still hurt! I hope Toby's nose gets all better soon! It's hard having a pup in public when everyone wants to know what happened

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

Good lukhk Duchess!

It has been furry nice to meet woo!

We know woo will make a pawesome khompanion fur a furry lukhky human!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: Woo pikhked up the bloggin' thing furry well!

houndstooth said...

Good luck, Duchess! We'll miss you, but we wish you the very best on your journey!


Ally, Eclipse, Teddy and Kira said...

We'll miss you Duchess and hope you do well in training! Let them know what you wanna do for the rest of your life ;-)

Eva and Evette got sores on their noses like that at JLAD from trying REAL hard to get out of crates. They look nasty for awhile but the hair does eventually grow back along with the skin thankfully :-D

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Best wishes to Duchess, she's a sweetie. Nice to see some pictures of Toby too! Despite the nose issue he seems to be having a good time! :-)

Lola said...

Duchess, I just got to meet you and now you have to go. I know you have a higher calling and have to be on your way. Bon voyage!

wags, Lola

Life With Dogs said...

Oh no, we were just getting to know you. Best of luck to you beautiful!

Kari in WeHo said...

We will miss you duchess but you have much bigger things coming in your future!

Clive said...

The very best of luck to you Duchess. It was lovely to read about you.

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Mango said...

What is that nasty thing on your nose? Ick. And was that a little black puppy I saw? Oh my. So many strange things at the swap house.


Cassie said...

Awww, his poor nose! I hope it's all better!