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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, February 15, 2011

This Thing Called "Spell Check"

I think I'm finally understanding the rules for blogging, this odd keyboard, how to upload photos, AND how to view all of your furry cool blogs.
But first things first... Rudy's Raiser, seems to think I need to use "spell check", before publishing a post. She keeps telling me there's always a chance I could spell a word wrong... and without spell check, I would never know.
I'm a dog for crying out loud - I'm not suppose to know how to spell!
That didn't go over well with Rudy's Raiser though, she made me click that "ABC" button, and you know what?
Like HALF the words turned yellow, and she made me fix each & every one of them.
I think it would be much simpler if we just skipped spell check.
Whatever, some raiser's are just hard to work with. I don't get how Rudy ever did blogging on his own, it's like his raiser OWNS and RUNS this blog, and you have to do it all her way.

She also seems to think I need to work on better "training manners", she even made me a list:
- Learning to NOT pull near as hard
- Doing commands when told
- Quit Pulling
- Learning the command "NO NOISE"
- Quit Pulling
- No barking allowed
- Quit Pulling
- No Trash Surfing
- Quit Pulling
- Quit taking ALL the toys out of the toy bucket, every single second
- Learn to "come" when called
- Did I mention, no pulling??
You get the idea! She seems to think I need to work on soo many things, but we are only taking it one step at a time. She mostly is working me on NOT PULLING (near as hard). Seems as though, I'm 3-4 times as strong as Rudy was... and he was already pretty darn strong!
She is happy that I'm getting along with her other dogs, and how calm I am (most of the time...), she's looking forward to working me out in town, but due to the fact that she's SICK right now, she's yet to take me anywhere.
Enjoy the pictures of ME below - at least I can upload photos onto blogger, without any help.
BTW - as many may already know... she did make me use spell check on this post :( Though I think you guys would enjoy reading misspelled words.
P.S. For anyone that hasn't entered Rudy's Valentine's Giveaway, please make sure to stop by and enter!

Rudy's Brother, "Big" Al

Picture of Al laying down with toys laying around him, he's got a playful face on... and looks very cute!
Picture of Al in a sit, looking at all the toys out in front of him (the toy bucket is knocked over - and completely empty, but Al isn't playing with a single toy)
Picture of Al laying down, chewing on a bone

25 comments:

Wilma said...

Hi Bil Al,
It's mighty nice of you to act all out of control as to make your bro look good. That is a concept I just can't get. I think you are pretty cute too. Good luck going into town.

Deborah said...

I never noticed any spelling errors! LOL That's funny :)
Rudy's brother looks like a nice doggy!
xxoo
Deborah

Jazzi said...

Hey Big Al!! Whats the fun if...you cant take all the toys out?? and.....not barking much?? Geezzz.... BOL~~sounds like she is a real stickler~~Good luck with that one!!! BOL
I have just a teeny tiny feeling that you wont be pulling so hard by the time you leave!! The sooner you learn it the sooner she will have more fun with ya!!

wags
Jazzi

Jess and Glacier said...

Sounds like your temporary raiser is going to keep you busy, but that is good. Being a guide dog is very serious business and pulling too much or barking too much could make your new blind owner go crazy :)
Good luck in town

rottrover said...

Hey Al -- just take it slow. You'll be fine!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Sometimes that spell check things makes mistakes, so just don't pay any attention to it.

Sure are a lot of toys there to play with.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

Hey, just tell her it's a paw slip...it happens Rudy!

Brian said...

See what I mean about those paw slips...should have type Al!!!

Benny and Lily said...

Mom needs help too cause she hasn't seen anything spelled wrong
Benny & Lily

Tucker said...

I spell hoomans, wif, kitteh, and brudder just fine. No spell check needed.

woof - Tucker

Majbrit said...

Hellow Rudy!
Great blog you have!
I have a blog too. My name is Fifty. I live in Denmark, Europe. Thats why my english spelling is awful.
I have a blog too. I live in Denmark. I'm a black Labrador bitch. Born February 26, 2010, so we are almost the same age.
I am in training to be a hunting dog. You are welcome to visit my blog, but unfortunately you can not understand that much, because I write in Danish.
Tailwags Fifty from Denmark
www.majbrit-fifty.blogspot.com
NB My owner is Majbrit, and some times I use her identity when I write ;-)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Hey, as long as us canine knows what we is sayin', who cares???? We has a language all our owns anyways!

Suka said...

hey Big Al,

You sure are a handsome pup! And don't worry about "spell check" because that is only for humans. Dogs are too smart to need it! ;->

Your toy bucket looks fun! So many toys, it must be hard to chose which one to play with!

Suka

p.s. My human has still never mastered the art of teaching me "not pulling." I look at it this way, I am the Alpha Male Dog so I will pull as hard as I want. :->

Elyse and Riley said...

Big Al!! It's so nice to meet you! So you have a pulling problem, eh?

Elyse and Riley

houndstooth said...

I think Rudy's Raiser is pretty serious about that no pulling thing. If I were you, I'd start correcting my ways, especially if you want one of those big jobs!

Bunny

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Hey Big Al!

I khan't use the spellchekhkerthinger -

I doesn't work well with Khyraese!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Hey, the hooman gotta know we dogs don't have those thumbs they have and it's not easy to type, much less spell correctly.

Woofs,
Pepsi

Sierra Rose said...

Toys galore! Never used spell check over here.... just one extra button...but for sure should..and grammar too! And... repeating words...can we check this too?
Can already tell ya that you are going to master the NO PULLING pretty quick...sounds like you are practicing tons! Yeaoooo :)
Have fun with training, and spell check!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Priscilla said...

I fhink I'm purrfect wit my spellcheque :)
Al looks comfy and happy with you, hope Rudy isn't missing you too much though!!!

Mango said...

Yuh, quit pulling! I hear that about stupid PeeWee a lot too. You are quite a load compared to Rudy. Your raiser's arms must be getting longer for sure.

As for spell check? I suggest you keep using it. Don't want anybody to think you are a labrafool.

Slobbers,
Mango

Team Beaglebratz said...

G'mornin'Big Al - Shiloh'n Shasta here. Yep, we hear thoze commandz ALL THE TIME! Sumtimez we let mom think we no what they mean then sumtimez we don't - keepz mom on her feet all the time an b-sidez, if we act like we don't no sumthin' then out come the treatz tu werk on that command til mom is satisfied. An'az fer spell chek - az u can c, we don't uze it - even mom don't uze it. Afta all, we B-bratz haf an x-cuse fer our bad speelin' - like u sed, we r dogz - we don't no what mom'z x-cuse is.

Hound Girl said...

We are still new to your blog and OMG im in love with Big Al - he would have so much fun playing with my duo! I love how the toy box in the background is dumped over, so typical at my house!!!

I need gloves too to walk Fred the monster :)

Jess the Dog Shopper said...

Big Al, maybe you would like to learn the "tidy up trick" from 101 Dog Tricks...you took them out, then you should be the one to put them away!!! That's just my opinion! I'm sure your Raiser would be very impressed!

mayziegal said...

Oh, yeah. My mom's always all, "Ack! Don't pull so hard, Mayzie." Pfsh! If she would just WALK FASTER we wouldn't even be having that pawticular conversation.

And like you said - you're a DOG! Isn't it enough that you're typing out your own blog posts with your big ol' paws without having to worry if everything is SPELLED correctly? Yeesh!

But don't worry. I'm sure you'll have her trained in no time at all.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Oskar said...

Your a very handsome boy, Al!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar