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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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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Picture Post (and last chance to enter giveaway!)

Today's post will be pictures... lots and lots of pictures.
In this post you will see all the pictures taken on the way down to FL, in FL, and even the last couple pictures taken of Toby.

I really wanted to put off picture posts for a while... I don't care to look back at the last pictures I took of Toby, but I made myself. I really miss him.

Looking at those pictures reminds me of him, no I don't remember a cute little cuddly puppy. I remember a huge, strong, playful, annoying, handsome, obedient, fun looking dog... which was Toby.
At times he may have gotten "on my nerve" but in the end we both loved each other :)
He was my big baby!
Enjoy the pictures.

If there is another dog besides Toby in any of the pictures below, it will be 1 (or both) of his siblings. Cassie is the yellow lab, Duchess is the black lab, and Toby is... Toby!

****Today is the LAST DAY to enter Toby's giveaway. I will do a drawing tomorrow sometime & post the winner. If you haven't already PLEASE enter, just go to his giveaway post & leave a comment!****



More pictures coming soon, enjoy these for now! (I tried posting them in order... but that didn't work out, sorry!)

Toby's Raiser
The human without a dog that has a blog



Black/white picture of Cassie, Duchess & Toby in front of the SEGDI stone


Picture of Cassie (+ Raiser), Duchess (+ handler) & Toby (+ me!) in front of the SEGDI sign














Black/white picture of Toby & I with the SEGDI sign - this is the LAST picture I have of both of us. Note, the shirt I'm wearing is the same one I wore when I first met TobyPicture of Ginger (Yellow Golden Retriever) with her black puppies


















Sorry that the pictures of the puppies look so bad. They were taken through a glass window with a teenage girl in tears (we looked at the puppies after handing over Toby).

The puppies were very cute, you really can't tell anything from the pictures though.

Close up of the cute black goldador puppies


Close up black/white picture of Toby's face. He is in the car and this is his last ride with us(we were on the way to the school)

Picture of Toby, Duchess & Cassie in coat, in a sit-stay on the beach. You can see the water behind them


Picture of Toby & I on the beach, Toby is in a sit-stay wearing his coat. (also note that the shirt I'm wearing is the same one as when I first met Toby

Picture of Toby in a down-stay wearing his coat on the beach. You can see the water in front of him

Close up picture of Toby's sandy nose!














Picture of Toby eating his food - this was his last feeding with me
Picture of Toby sleeping inside Pizza hut, in the right corner you can see the Pizza hut sign

















All 3 dogs in Pizza hut (we are waiting on our pizza). Cassie is in a down, Duchess is sitting & Toby is in a down

Close up of the pepperoni pizza we got.  This was MY last supper with Toby












Picture of all 3 dogs in coat, in a down, in our hotel room


Picture of all 3 dogs sleeping together in the car

















Picture of Toby & I with the Welcome To Florida sign. Toby is in a sit in coat

Picture of Toby in a down-stay inside Wendy's. He is beside Duchess and Cassie is behind him

















Picture of my Frosty in front of Toby (No I wasn't teasing him - that was my LAST frosty with Toby)
Picture of Toby & I with Duchess & Cassie (and their handlers)




Picture of Toby & Cassie in the car - both sleeping


Picture of Cassie and Toby playing.  Cassie is on the right & Toby is on the left

14 comments:

Lola said...

I had to check all - funny, sad and cool. Those photos would never look sad to anyone who didn't know what was going on, of course. But I think that all of Toby's blog friends get just a little teary eyed every time we read these. For him, but mostly for you. I hope that new puppy comes soon. No dog ever really replaces another, but a new puppy would sure keep you too busy to be sad much, wouldn't he or her as the case may be.

Thanks for sharing.

wags, Lola

Ro said...

*hugs* I know this was hard to do, but you'll be so grateful you did, as I'm sure you already know. Thank you for all the wonderful descriptions. I will sure miss Toby too!

the booker man said...

i love how at the beach, all the pups have sand on their precious noses. :)

the booker man's mama

The OP Pack said...

Great photos and we are sure they leave you with lots of memories. So glad we got to know Toby even if it was only for a few weeks.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

twinkietinydog said...

Lovely photos, I just came by to check on you.
xoxoxo
Twinkie

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

Thanks fur sharing!

No need to apoligise fur the tears -

We love the humans that leak the most the best!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Bella the Westie said...

Photos can be such beautiful memories.
Best wishes for you and Toby.

Love, Bella.

houndstooth said...

The pictures look awesome, even the puppy pictures! You did a great job documenting Toby's first year of life. How cool that must be for someone who becomes his partner after he's done with college!

Mango said...

Oh thank you for so many wonderful photos. We got kind of sad looking at them, but Toby is ready for his big adventure thanks to you.

Slobbers,
Mango

Feral Female said...

Your pictures made me run the gamet of emotions. Hugs for being such a wonderful person to help those that need it!

3 doxies said...

Oh bless you fur posting these piktures of Toby. My mum seemed to be rather emotional when hers lookeded at them. Toby is just so handsome. And he is going to makes da most awesomest guide dog cuz he had you to guide him through his furst year!
We thinks about you everyday and always wonder hows you doing.
We offer you our biggest cyberhugs!
Puddles

Dory and the Mama said...

What wonderful pictures!! Although teary, I am happy and proud teary for both you and Toby.

Lots of Hugs!
Beth (Dory Mama)

Kari in WeHo said...

love the beach pics the best!

Cassie said...

Toby's a cutie for sure-hang in there!