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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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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Things I like...

I LIKE the vacuum.
I LIKE the YMCA classes.
I LIKE dogs.
I LIKE the baby goat.
I LIKE the bunnies.
I LIKE outings.
I LIKE vehicles.

And things I don't...
Llamas... and HORSES...
Those horses are like BIG MONSTERS. I just don't trust them. And the Llamas, well they just look WEIRD!

My handler did introduce me to some horses, a Llama, and some Alpacas - in person, which meant I didn't just see them through the fence :(


No I didn't "freak" when seeing the animals, I just didn't fall in love with them (see videos below). My handler did tell me I did better than she expected. She knows I'm not a "horse lover" like Toby is, but I do try to please her, and she is happy with that.

Enjoy the videos & pictures below, have a Terrific Tuesday!


Duchess

The dog with a blog



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I LIKE Zumba. (Movie of Duchess in a down-stay on her paw print blanket, you can see 8+ people doing zumba behind her, she is not phased at all by it)



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But I DON'T like Llamas. (Movie of a brown Llama coming up to Duchess, he is just wanting to sniff her, but Duchess thinks he wants to EAT her!)


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The monster horses... (Movie of Duchess meeting 2 horses, she is really shy, and doesn't want to go near them, you can see some Alpacas in the background)



Close up picture of Duchess's head, you can see Bella (a horse), behind her



Picture of Duchess, you can see 3 Alpacas behind her

8 comments:

The Thundering Herd said...

Queen Natasha is quite jealous. Because we live beside a ranch, we see horses all of the time, though never quite that up close. Natasha finds them fascinating.

Mango said...

Oh Duchess! Were you so scared you wouldn't even eat a cookie? It made me sad to see your little tail tucked away like that. Is liking horses part of your training? Just trust your handler, OK?

Slobbers,
Mango

houndstooth said...

Duchess, I'd keep my eye on them! Horses act all sweet and docile, but I've seen them go all wild mustang in the movies! Not cool.

Bunny

Samantha said...

I think you both did a pawsome job at facing up to the very things you fear - better at least, than some hoomans heheh! Great job Toby - furry excellent, Duchess! Keep it up!
Hugs xo
Sammie

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

Mom is making THAT face as she saw how woo were down during Zumba khlass -

That would so NOT be me!

I do think I would be khwite interested in those other khritters!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Lola said...

I don't mind horses. They are big, it's true, and not too bright on the whole, but I kind of like them. Sometimes Alpha Mom takes me to horse shows and they're fun. I've never met a llama. I DON'T like the vacuum and I think you're quite brave if you've even stayed in the same room as one. I take off if I even see the DustBuster come out.
I very much admire your vocation and look forward to learning more about that as you train for it.

wags, Lola

Twinkietinydog said...

Duchess need to come with us to the barn! She'll have the best time and she'll love our gentle horses. Llamas are spitters though and I don't see why she should like them.
Twinkie

Cassie said...

Haha-llamas do look kinda scary!