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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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Thursday, March 31, 2011


As you can tell from the pictures below, I'm wearing a very bright - neon pink bandage (not that I picked the color or anything), on my right front paw.

Though my raiser doesn't know how it happened, I somehow slightly cracked a toenail... and got blood everywhere. It was still attached pretty well, so my raiser was following our Area Coordinator's advice - and she was going to leave it attached. But I ended up tearing it completely off... (which made my raiser worry) so after talking with the Vet on the phone, my raiser ended up taking me in to the Vet's office, to get it looked at (just to make sure). The Vet told my raiser that I should spend the next few days resting... no running & jumping around.

But my raiser was surprised to here that (if I'm feeling up to it) I can attended the guide dog meeting this weekend.

(I hurt my "little" toenail on the far right).

The good news is... my "resting time" includes visiting all my blogging furiends!

Furry kisses!

Rudy - The dog with a blog

Up Close picture of Rudy's paw - with the neon pink bandage on

Picture of Rudy laying down sleeping - his paw is in the bandage


houndstooth said...

I think the bandage is quite nice, but then, pink is my favorite color! I hope you're not down for too long. Lilac cracks nails all the time and it's not too long before she's up and at 'em again, so I'm sure you will be, too!


Frankie Furter said...

OWIEEEEE... OUCH OWWWIIEEE. Well a few days of resting will be kinda nice... YAWWWWWWWN It sounds GRRRRREEAT now that I think
{{{{{{yawwwwwwn}}}}}} aboout it.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Take care of that toe nail Rudy. They can cause nasty problems. Make sure it heals properly so your foot doesn't get infected. Boo-Boo kisses to you!

Hound Girl said...

OUch!!! Sorry to hear that buddy. I like the pink on ya :)
feel better soon bud!

H Ski said...

Get some rest. I hope you feel better soon.

rottrover said...

Oh Rudy - get well soon!!

Dagan said...

Why oh why do they do this to us?? Pink?? Realy?? You do NOT want to know where they put pink stitches in me! (I haven't seen the tutor yet, but I did require some um, delicate surgery on a place that a boy should not be wearing pink!)

I hope your foot is feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Been there, done that twice with Riley! She ends up with pink bandages, but then again...she's a girl! Those toe nails bleed SOOOO much...everywhere!! I bet your house looked like a crime scene.

The first time Riley broke a nail, she pulled the hanging part off with her teeth...I was kind of glad because she kept getting it hung on things...yuck!

Anyway, we hope your footsie feels better soon! And we hope you have fun just chilling out with your raiser!

Elyse and Riley

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The bandage is very cool, but we bet you would love to get it off. We keep hearing so much about dogs cracking their nails. Hope your ouchie is better soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Wonky Girl said...

My old Simon gets bloody cracked nails once in a while. He came to us with a bad case of nail fungus and his nails no longer grow like they should.
What would we do without that vet wrap? I use for bandaging too, it's great stuff.

Oskar said...

Ouch is right! I'm glad that you're on your way to healing.

Nubbin wiggles,

Suka said...

hey Rudy,

Ouch! I am sorry you hurt your nail, but so furry happy you will be healed quickly! I know pink is not an Alpha Male dog's color, but it does actually look nice against your black fur. Gives you a bit of a stylin' 80s look, a la Miami Vice. BOL!

Get well soon!


Keisha said...

I am so sorry about ur boo-boo. See if u can get ur hoomans to think that ice creem cures it. :)

Wilma said...

Aw Rudy, I am so sorry you got an ouchie. Brigitte did that not too long ago. She recovered rather quickly.

Majbrit said...

Dear Rudy and Raiser!
Ouu, I feel sory for you both. I have a friend, who has had trouble with a broken toenail for over 1 month.
I wish the best for you, and hope that you feel up to attend the guide dog meeting

Amber-Mae said...

Ouchie! I hope it isn't hurting too much. We have had broken nails before. It was no fun. I hope it heals soon.

Bailey Be Good! said...

OOOh, I hope it doesn't hurt too much! The other day, mommy noticed a tiny piece of my nail hanging off... but it was only a little piece and it didn't hurt to remove it. I hope the bandage comes off soon and you're back to moving around!

Woofs & hugs,


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Poor Rudy! Feel better soon. I'm glad you're still going to get to go to your meeting.

Maggie Mae said...

OoH Rudy!!

Does your raiser need me, Nurse Maggie Mae to come and helps her take care of you? Puppy prayers is on da way fur you my furiend!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

OscarBlogger said...

Yikes, that sounds painful. On a brighter note, the colour of that bandage is pretty cheery! I hope you're back to running around very soon!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh no, that sounds awful! Hope your little toe feels better soon.

Your pal, Pip

That corgi :) said...

Poor Rudy! It does sound painful. Worse yet having to be inactive for a few days must be very hard to do! hope it heals quickly and completely!


dewdana said...

Owwwch! sorry there is no play buddy, hope it is right as rain soon!

Becky said...

So sorry you're hurt! Hope it's better very soon!

Benny and Lily said...

aahh hope you feel better. My Lily loves pink. You look cool
Benny & Lily

Raiser Erin said...

I bet you momma picked the colour huh? Us boys would pick a more manyly colour like red or green. I'm sorry you hurt your foot, but happy you can go to your meeting if you're feeling up to it. Get Better Soon.

Paw Bump.

Yoda_the_Dog said...

This calls for sympathy treats and extra cuddles so maybe not so bad!

Carrie and Waffle said...

ouch, I have an owie foot too. I was playing when some how it was snagged, the vet had to cut it off and tat really hurt. I put myself on bed rest for three days! I still don't like people touching it. get well soon.

hey pink is better than the neon green bandage I got

Hilary said...

Poor Rudy! Feel better soon!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh No....You gots a boo boo. Ouchie...Hope it heals fast.