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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 22, 2011

Update on Rudy

*(written by Rudy's Raiser)*
For all that have missed our last few posts - Rudy is attending a puppy swap (through our guide dog group) and currently, he's away at another raiser's home.
He will return to us this Saturday (after the guide dog meeting), but for now - I have "Al" (Rudy's brother) who has been doing the last couple of posts on this blog.
So for all who wonder why "Al" is writing the blog posts... well, that's why!
Rudy will be back on the blog, this weekend.
On to the updates about Rudy...
The raiser who has Rudy for the puppy swap, has noticed that Rudy (looks to have) allergies, so we've been emailing over the last couple days. (Normally you "shouldn't" have contact with the other raiser - unless it's about medical issues). In her emails, she did give me a few updates about Rudy, and sent a couple pictures too. (Updates about Rudy's allergies, coming later - though we both assume his allergies are to corn).
I'm not going to copy her whole email in this post - but I've taken a couple parts out of the email, for you guys to see.
Enjoy!

"Rudy is having a blast being at our house. He has made friends with the two labs across the street and has outsmarted the younger one when it comes to playing with the toy. He spent most of the afternoon outside hanging in the backyard with his new friends. Rudy was a very good boy at church this morning and slept right through all the kids dancing and singing. I am guessing he knows that Ely can’t play with him (he tried though by taking him a toy last night) but today he has not messed with Ely at all."

"He loves running around our backyard and has been enjoying the warmer weather.

He is past out asleep right now, he went to Costco and to the vet to pick up some meds for Ely this afternoon. Then he played outside before we went for a walk. He was very good laying still while I got pictures printed. He loved the walk in refrigerator"

"I can certainly see the golden in him! (Mostly in his personality)"

"Rudy is a sweet guy and loves to be touched. He has really good house manners so far"

Those are just some parts taken out of our email conversation, I do hope you guys enjoyed the (short) update.

Pictures below are of Rudy (not Al) and were taken by the Raiser that Rudy is currently staying with, during the puppy swap.

The raiser who currently has Rudy, also keeps a blog. And she just happened to do a post this morning, all about Rudy - so make sure to check it out!

Rudy returns this Saturday (when his Valentine's Giveaway ends). Enjoy the pictures below, have a great Monday!

Rudy's Raiser

Picture of Rudy in coat in a sit/stay. He's got his happy face on... and looks to be smiling
Picture of Rudy sitting, inside the raiser's home

Picture of Rudy (on LEFT) and another black dog (on right) in a sit-stay. Both were playing in the raiser's fenced in, backyard

22 comments:

Suka said...

Pawsome pictures of Rudy! Looking good! So furry happy to read that Rudy has adjusted so well and is having a furry fun time! Hope the allergies are nothing serious.

I think Al has been doing a great job as Rudy's replacement, and I will miss him when he goes.

Suka

Oskar said...

I love his smiling face!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Frankie Furter said...

What an EXCELLENT post. I really enjoyed reading it.


As for the "Banquet"... it will just be everybuddy posting on.. their own blogs.. about things they are Eating... Doing... hearing speeches... Talking about what they remember about the Grrreat Race... and etc.. Then you put up links... as you mention certain Dawgs... so people can see what they might be doing at the Banquet.

Erin said...

Rudy is adorable! I absolutely respect what you do - training him to be a guide dog - that is so awesome. I can't wait to read more - thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find you! :)

Doris Sturm said...

That's a very good report on Rudy - sorry about his allergies, though. You know, my Gizzy developed allergies about the same time I did. After moving to GA, it took us about 3 years and now we're a hacking and a coughing like chain smokers - both of us - very sad, we may have to move away from here ...

Rudy is a very handsome boy!

Jess and Glacier said...

It sounds like you have a great guy. I hope his allergies can be worked out. :)

Brian said...

Well of course Rudy is a good boy, we all know that!!!

Hilary said...

what a great update on Rudy... I love the pictures, but feel sorry for him having allergies.... poor guy!

rottrover said...

RUDY!! Good boy!! We're proud of you :-)

Bailey Be Good! said...

Looks like things are going well! Sorry to hear about Rudy's allergies. :( Hope they're nothing to sneeze about!

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

Amber DaWeenie said...

Rudy always looks like he's smiling. He must like da flashy beastee!

Maggie Mae said...

OoH tank yous fur da update on my furiend Rudy, I misses him but knowing dat he is OK makes me feel betters. I sure hopes dat da allergies is not too bad, I will send him puppy prayers to helps him. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

houndstooth said...

It sounds like Rudy is doing pretty well! Will the allergies be a problem for him if he gets chosen to work?

Bunny

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur the RudyUpdate!

Al has been doing a pawesome job!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mr.Mews said...

Rudy, what a fine lad you are! And such a distinguished line of work-I'm quite impressed.

Benny and Lily said...

Poor baby. Hope you get those allergies taken care of
Benny & Lily

Dog Foster Mom said...

He's so handsome! It's good to hear things are going good for him, other than the allergy thing.

Unrelated question - how do you tag your photos for your visually impaired readers? I would like to do that on my blog and can't figure out how! Thanks :-)

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Those a super pictures! I went over to the blog to see the post - he seems to have settled well. (You better get him back soon:))
I didn't know that you swopped doggies who are in training...they don't do that here in SA. I must mention it to my friend - who is also a puppy raiser.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Priscilla said...

We're so glad to hear that Rudy is doing well and happy. Hope the allergies can be cured and cleared soon.
What a fantastic dog Rudy is! We're so proud of him too.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Sounds like Rudy be having lots of fun!

HoundDogMom said...

So glad Rudy is doing good on his little trip. We do have his goodie bag for his win at Mango Minster this year. We will be placing it in the mail today so hopefully it will get there by the time he gets home. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aww...so nice to have updates on Rudy! Sounds like he's having a great time and has already won over the other raiser! :-)

By the way, am just curious - why do you do a swap? Does it have any particular benefit for their training?

Hsin-Yi