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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, April 13, 2010

Goodbye and PUPPY NEWS

It's time... to say goodbye.

I will miss you guys and remember you for a long time.
Thank you for following my adventures as a guide dog in training - now it's time for me to go and take the "in training" off and become the best guide dog I can.
Though you are saying goodbye to me you will be saying "hello" to something new...

Yes, my Raiser got an email today, she is bringing home a puppy NEXT MONTH! (May 19th!).
I don't know much more but the email did include that it is a male black Goldador and it's mom's name is Ginger.

My Raiser has taken many pictures of me today, I will include 2 in this post, the rest will be published later when my Raiser has time.
I will be turned in at the guide dog school around 11:30am (along with my 2 sisters). This is when I will say goodbye to my Raiser and hello to my new furry friends.

I hope you guys will miss me as much as I will miss you :) I loved this blog and hope to convince my new owner to start a blog for me!

The dog with a blog

Picture of Toby and his 2 siblings with the FL sign. I'm with Toby in the middle, Duchess and her handler are on the left and Cassie & her Raiser are on the rightPicture of Toby's head beside my laptop, on the screen is this post - his LAST POST


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

What GReat news fur all of us!

Again Toby (and Toby's Raiser) it has been an honour to meet you here and follow you fur the furst steps in your journey to change a worthy human's life somewhere down the trail!

Again, not goodbye - just BFN!

Khyra & Her Mom

Carly Findlay said...

Good luck Toby! I know you will make such a difference to a special person's life.
Thank you Toby's Raiser for sharing your story. Looking forward to reading about the new puppy.

Brittany said...

Bye Toby!! Good luck with your formal training, and I am sure you will be the best guide dog ever!

I can't wait to hear more news about this new puppy!

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

What good news about the new puppy! Toby, we'll definitely miss you and count on hearing news of your advanced training from your Raiser...you're sure to do well! Best of luck!

houndstooth said...

Toby, we'll miss you, but we admire you for doing a most important job! Take care of yourself and your new charge. We know you'll do great!

Toby's Raiser, we thank you for doing the hardest job of all! We'd hate saying good-bye the way you have to now, and we're thinking of you! We can't wait to see your pictures in the next month and to meet the new puppy! We know he'll keep you busy!

Bunny and her mom

Ally, Eclipse, Teddy and Kira said...

We know you'll do "smashingly" Toby and be the pawesomest guide dog ever! And yay for your raiser to get a new puppy so soon, and her first black puppy! It's nice to change it up all the time, and for her to have another goldador I bet is going to be special! The new little one won't replace you though, Toby! We'll miss you bunches and Eclipse sends golden tail wags and play bows!

the booker man said...

toby, that would be soooo awesome if you can get your owner to start a bloggie so we can still hear from you! good luck to you!
the booker man

Lola said...

Good-bye, Toby. It has been truly inspiring to know you. I'll be keeping my paws crossed that your new owner will do a blog for you, or for the two of you as you get to know each other. But we'll keep thinking of you whether that happens or not. Fare thee well, Toby. For real.

wags, Lola

Martine said...

Hi Toby,

We are glad we got to meet you, even if it was only a few days before you left your Raiser. Good luck, we know you will be the most amazing guide doggie ever!! your owner is so lucky to get you sweet boy!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Ruby's Raiser said...

Good luck, Toby! We wish you all the best as you continue your journey. You are a pawesome dog and an inspiration. :)

Sarah and Vance said...

Good luck Toby! You have een taught well and the new pup will sure have some big paws to fill :)

Becky said...

Oh what a time of mixed emotions -- wishing you the very best Toby! Thanks for sharing in this part of your journey - will watch for the next chapter.

Mango said...

Oh Toby! I hate to see you go, but I know that you are going to do a very important job and will be happy with your new handler. Don't forget to write.


Feral Female said...

Good luck Toby!

Heather and Ellie said...

Good-bye Toby! We'll miss you a lot! You're off to do great things--and we all know you can.
What great news about the new puppy. I'm glad your raiser doesn't have to wait as long as she thought she would for her new charge.
Good luck!

Tucker said...

Good Luck Toby - your Raiser and all of us will miss you.

woof - Tucker

3 doxies said...

I don't like gooodbyes so won't say it...no, I will not. I will just say, So long friend. I wish you much luck in your new journey and We will never forget you.

Stella and Pals said...

Even though we've only been pals for a short time, I will definitely miss you. :(
Mama said to tell your Raiser not to forget that everyone is here for her! Sads are to be expected when Mister Toby is gone and it's good to get them out.
Many puppy kisses,
-Stella the somber

Tabatha and Tracker said...

Goodbye Toby! The best of luck to you!!! We look forward to meeting the new little guy but you will be missed!!

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden LUCK to you Toby. Wish you the very best. Hope your new owner do plan a blog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kari in WeHo said...

WE will miss you so!

K9friend said...

Good-bye, Toby. I know you will be loved and happy as much as I know you will love and give happiness in return!

JD and Max said...

Hi Toby - good luck in your great life adventure, you are such a special hound! And hey, what great news that your Raiser will have a new puppy soon - your Raiser is an amazing human! We will remember you always Toby - keep happy! Schnauzer snuggles from your furever friends - JD and Max.

Clive said...


Just to say best of luck again in your future life. It was such a pleasure to read about your training over the past few months.

with very best wishes
Clive and the NSLM

elbouwii said...

its not a fairwell but a GOODLUCK woef :)
you will have the time of your life

El'bow & Hauwii

Sonic said...

Good luck, Toby! It's been great following your training!

Once again, you'll be making someone really really happy, and that's what being a dog is all about!


Cassie said...

Good luck Toby!

I can't wait to meet the new puppy!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Khyra sent us over - it's nice to meet you and we look forward to the new puppy. Our Mom so admires the work your raiser is doing - absolutely commendable.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooooos! good bye Toby, but welcome to Florida! It is nice here. Maybe someday I will see woo working hard with some very lucky human.
We will be watching fur the new puppy!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Dory and the Mama said...

Like Khyra said...Bye Bye for now Toby. We know you are going to make the bestest guide/assistant dog EVER!!!

Smileys (and a little tears from Mama),
Dory and the Mama (and even Bilbo too!)

FredCanDoIt said...

Congratulations, Toby. Very good boy.

The OP Pack said...

Good byes are so hard, but at least this time we know your parting for a very good reason. We send you all the best for success in your next stage. And we hope your next trainer is as wonderful as this one has been.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

mountainbears said...

I love the photo of Toby with the computer!