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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, April 19, 2010

A Memory "Award"

A while back on one of Toby's posts, Lola left an interesting comment -

"Ummmm, this might be too much to ask, but Toby, do you think your Raiser would let us have a picture of the pawprints to put in a special place on our blogs if we want to. I want to have a page for special things and it would be extra special to have a remembrance of you when you're off to your new life. I haven't known you long, but I will most definitely miss you"

After reading that comment, I realized what a wonderful idea Lola had.

I've decided to call Toby's paw print stepping stone a "Memory Award" and would like to pass it on to ALL of my followers & friends.

You can put it on your sidebar, include it in a post, or do both :)

I would love for Toby's furry friends to take this award and pass it on to all their friends, keeping the memory alive.

If you would like to post about this award, I only ask that you include this 1 "rule" along with the picture -

1. One way you keep memories?

My answer - paw print stepping stone or pictures. (Yes, it's 2 - but I love doing both!)

Whether or not you are wanting to post about it or save it on your sidebar, Toby would be so happy!

Thanks to Lola for this wonderful idea!

Please feel free to expect Toby's "Award"

Toby's Raiser

The human without a dog that has a blog

A picture of Toby's paw print stone. It says April 10 (2010). And has Toby's name spelled out in rocks


3 doxies said...

What a most brilliant idea evers. I just saw da PBS preview and I was justa bawling my little doxie eyes out and thens I comes here and seee this most remarkable gadget. It must be a Tobester day.
Pees: Da PBS preview just shed a whole new light on mum abouts why and hows you can be a Raiser. Please, pat yourself on da back

Lola said...

This is wonderful. I put up my scrapbook page for special remembrances a day or so ago. This is going there after a post about it. Thank you so much.

wags, Lola

Clive said...

What a lovely idea!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Kari in WeHo said...

what a beautiful award

the booker man said...

oh, thankies, toby's raiser! this is a grrreat way to remember our awesome friend toby! :)
the booker man

houndstooth said...

What a great idea! We'll be thinking about Toby a lot Wednesday night when we're watching Through A Dog's Eyes on PBS!


The OP Pack said...

What a lovely idea! We feel privileged to add it to our sidebar. Thank you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Twinkietinydog said...

That Lola is one smart Pei pei! Great idea. Thank you and we're thinking of you.

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


How PAWesome!

Thank woo furry much!

I will add it to my slideshow with pride!

Lots of pikhs fur memories here! I don't think the flashie beast evfur stops!


Deborah said...

WOW, I love that idea and I will most certainly post it on my side bar!!!

kissa-bull said...

we fank you and we'll be honored to display it on our sidebar
we are glad we met you

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

That Lola is one smart gal! What a sweet idea.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Feral Female said...

What a great and wonderful idea!!

K9friend said...

That is such a sweet idea! What a great way for us to honor Toby as he works toward his goal at school!

doggywisdom said...

Thank you for doing such a Pawsome job for Dogdom.it sure must be difficult to let go after being with such amazing souls who become a part of you.

thanx for the memory award thingie. will use it with love.

do let us know about ur new puppy

Wgs, Ginger and Buddy

Ruby and Penny said...

What a great award. We will display it on our awards page.
Love Ruby & Penny

Nubbin' Tails said...

Now I'm thinking mom should have let us all out back when she had the new patio poured! We could have left our mark all over!


Mr. Nubbin'

ocmist said...

This is really a wonderful idea for all your followers and friends to remember Toby by. We didn’t get a chance to get to know Toby, but I know that all who did loved him AND his Raiser. I don’t know if you are allowed to follow what happens with your dogs after they leave, but I hope so for I’m sure you will have a lot to be proud of in what he accomplishes through your work with him. The Country Corgi Crew

Amazon CARES said...

I purchased a kit (at a crafts store) to get a pawprint that went into a frame with your dog's picture. When my dog passed it became a treasured memorial to my beloved Gretchen. This is a great idea to celebrate their life!