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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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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Picture Of... TOBY! (not so Wordless Wednesday!)

One of the puppy raisers in our group was heading down to FL last week for Puppy Raiser Day (Graduation) -as the last dog she raised had just graduated.
I asked if at all possible, could she peek into the training kennel, and snap a picture of Toby for me.
What I woke up to this morning - was a very special email, enclosed with A PICTURE of Toby!
Though it's just "a picture", those are worth a thousand words. And this one sure was.
You can read his face in the picture, it's so sad and sweet at the same time.
She said Toby looked great, and all their siblings were doing fine.
I'm glad to hear that, and wish Toby the best of luck!
Rudy's (and Toby's!) Raiser
The human that has a dog with a blog

Picture taken through chain link kennel of Toby in a sit at the door. You can see his whole body, and to the left a stainless steel water bucket. Toby's face is somewhat sad - but also is very sweet looking. We know that face will cheer up once he's placed!!


Heather and Ellie said...

Aw Toby! It is kind of boring to wait in a kennel. Hope you gets lots of time training with your SEGDI trainer.

Sonic said...

Oh no, Toby!

You look so sad in there! I'm sure you'll have someone to play with soon!

You do look strong though!


Raiser Erin said...

Toby looks like he's a little sad not have anyone to play with. But I'm sure he's doing great! That serious look is the focus of a great dog.

Fred said...

Sweet picture! Thanks for the update!

Lola said...

Oh, he does look kind of sad. I think it's the bars and the fact that doggies can look sad that make the photo so poignant.

wags, Lola

Nubbin' Tails said...

What a sweet face. That whole cage thing stinks though. I'm sure he'll be off doing great deeds soon!


Mr. Nubbin'

Maggie Mae said...

It sure is nice to see a picture of Toby. Thanks for sharing it with us, we misses him.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Jennifer - Southeastern Guide Dogs said...

I was down at the Training Kennel last week and Toby seemed very happy!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Sorry to have missed so much, but we have been away for a bit. Great that you got a pic of Toby and from his report card, it looks like he is doing very well -must make you very happy and proud.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Toby it's not real jail don't worry
Benny & Lily

Erin and Co. said...

Aww I'm glad he's doing fine, he actually looks very calm to have someone on the other side of the gate :))

Martine said...

Oh Thank you for sharing!

We wish you could have seen Toby in person!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Mr. Pip said...

He does look a little sad, but maybe it is just the lightening and the bars - or maybe he is just in a serious mood!

Thanks for sharing!

Your pal, Pip

Kari in WeHo said...

awww Toby! We missed your face :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


How pawesome to see Toby again!


Elijah and Dembre said...

My name's Elijah and I am a first time puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. My puppy, Dembre, is 3 and a half months old. Feel free to stop by our blog: ccipuppyblog.blogspot.com

Feral Female said...

Toby looks kinda sad but it was sure good to see him!

Rufus and Indie said...

He does look a litle sad but he is looking good and very big!

MySpecialDoggies said...

Toby looks so sad in the kennel. What an adjustment these dogs have to make after being raised by their special handlers and then going back to school...

Best wishes to you Toby,
Extra wags & licks,
Nadine Apples & Neeli

Oskar said...

I'm sorry Toby has to be in there, but I know he's going to have a great life!

K9friend said...

That picture made me sad. I wish Toby didn't have to live behind bars while in training!


Bunta + Yumi said...

It's nice to see Toby! (though he looks sad...)
I hope everything is fine with him.


JD and Max said...

Oh, it's good to see Toby again. Hanging around in a kennel can be so boring, so he does look a bit pensive, but we're sure he's not sad. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Doris Sturm said...

Poor Toby - he does look sad. I hope he makes it. He's such a good boy!

Deborah said...

OH TOBY!!!! You look great, You brought tears to my eyes..I hope your OK in the kennel. I'm sure you are, it looks nice and clean. You look nice and healthy too! I must have missed you more than I thought!!

ocmist said...

It was great to see Toby again, though I'm sure you miss him terribly and though proud, it makes you sad to see him, and not be able to give him a big hug. I'm sure that he is going to be a great companion to someone because of the work that you did. :)