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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 30, 2010

Toby Tuesday - last times

That's right, today is TOBY TUESDAY!
What's that? It's a post about Toby on a Tuesday!
Subject: Last Times...
Those are the 2 words my Raiser has just starting using in the last week :(

Some of my newer followers may not know this - but I will be leaving this blog, house, family, and my Raiser in 2 weeks 1 day. (Feel free to read the IFT post my Raiser wrote)
I am a guide dog IN TRAINING - which means one day I need that "In Training" to be taken off. I'm heading down to the guide dog school (where I was born) in 2 weeks... I will never come back, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER. (Yes I could get put out of the school - due to medical issues or something, but for my Raiser to be able to continue to raise she can't "adopt" me - as her family already has enough dogs!)
I will continue my training down at the school - for the first 2 weeks I will have medical tests/hip exams & such - if I pass all of those I will be put into training to become a guide dog (if I'm not chosen for a breeder). So once I return to the school after about 2-4 weeks my Raiser will be posting an update on the career I chose.
This blog will be used for the new puppy - we just don't know when, my Raiser wants a puppy when I return to the school - but she most likely will end up waiting 1-2 months.

Back to the subject - Last Times.
With me leaving in 2 weeks, my Raiser wants me to visit/say goodbye to everything, I have 2 more weeks to "finish" everything up here. And the most common saying at the moment is... "This is your last time here Toby" or "You only have 1 more visit to this place".

The time sure has gone by fast, I was just a cute little puppy, my Raiser carried me into meetings & let me ride in shopping buggies. But now, now I'm older, now I'm ready to start training at the guide dog school.
So you will be seeing some posts complete with pictures - of my "last times" at places.
Don't forgot - GABE is coming up TOMORROW!
My Raiser IS letting me do a giveaway - and it will be for her "dog style" Goat Milk Soap! So be looking for the post tomorrow! All you will have to do is LEAVE ONE COMMENT on the post to enter!
Enjoy today's pictures :)

Toby
The dog with a blog
Picture of my compact heart mirror - in the mirror is Toby's face

Picture of Toby looking at the camera - he just stopped playing with his blue toy - his paws are holding his toy up

Picture of Toby chewing on his blue toy








14 comments:

Rufus and Indie said...

NOOO! You are leaving? Your Raiser must be very strong to let you go! We love you! Be a happy dog and don't forget us!

mayziegal said...

Oh, Toby. I'm sad that I just met you and now you're leaving. But what a Most Important and wonderful life you're going to have. I think your Raiser must be very good and brave to take you into her home and then let you go so you can go help somebody else. I know you'll make her proud!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

houndstooth said...

Toby, we wish you the best two weeks you can have with your raiser and a wonderful and exciting career as a guide dog! We're proud of you!

Bunny (already retired from a job)

Lauren and Don said...

Have a great last 2 weeks Toby! I'm sure everyone will miss you, but you'll enjoy doggy college. Good luck!

Mango said...

Toby! This is a happy sad moment for sure. You will be great at your new job, but we will miss you.

Slobbers,
Mango

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow Toby, you are growing up and leaving one home and going on such a big adventure!!

We are so proud of all the sacrifices both you and your Mama are making!!!

Smileys!
Dory

PeeEss...Yeah GABE!!

retriever farm said...

Toby your post made me tear up. I'm going to miss you, and hope you make someones life so much richer with all your wonderful doogy gifts. I know you can do this! Good luck.

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

Both of woo are SO pawesome!

I love the pikh with the heart shaped mirror!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Twinkietinydog said...

Toby, I knew you were leaving, but apparently I wasn't prepared. I don't want to make you sad with my sadness, but know that I'll miss you too. As for your raiser, I have no idea how to console her. How do you handle this? I will be talking to you again and again before you go, but know and we will say our "so longs" (I don't do "goodbyes")
Kisses my furiend
Twinkie

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooooos Toby! we know that it will be hard fur your raiser to let woo go, but woo are going to help someone who really needs woo and your raiser knows that! I am sad that woo will be going when we have just met, but will be happy fur your new life!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Cassie said...

Awww it's kind of sad that you're leaving soon, but it's for a fabulous reason!

Kari in WeHo said...

you are leaving so soon! We will miss you terribly

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Toby,
We agree, of course, sad that you'll be leaving, especially since we are just now meeting you. Perhaps you'll have a successor to move in after you. You yourself though will be moving on to a much higher calling. You will be entering a comprehensive training program that will allow you to provide a more useful and fuller life to a person who will come to rely on you in a most critical fashion. You'll will be attempting to win a spot on the A Team. You have obviously shown your unique aptitude to undertake this mission and it is a most worthy calling. Enjoy the slack life over the next two weeks because it's only gonna get tougher, but we're sure you'll do just fine.
- TBH&K

the booker man said...

i'm happy you are gonna be doing what you were born to do, but i am gonna miss you a lot, toby! :(
*woof*
the booker man