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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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Monday, November 7, 2011


Brandon has been quite busy lately; and has a WHOLE lot of updating to do - but fur now I'll update you on Brandon's shopping experience...
For just having Brandon for a little over 1 week, he has really been busy going places. Not only did he attend college classes with me; and some random stores around us - he took a trip with (some) of my family & I, to go surprise some awesome friends of ours, that were a few states away.
Brandon & I stayed at their house for a few days (he did GREAT!) and we did a LOT of shopping while we were there. He went to a HUGE mall with us, and went in about every store imaginable! Of course Brandon is a little young to be doing lots of walking, so he was carried from store to store - but once we went into a store, he was put on the ground to do a "little" bit of exploring. Leaving all the distractions alone, Brandon did amazingly well!
We also went down-town shopping were our friends lived, and Brandon got to visit cute jewelry shops, clothing stores, museums and much more!
All in all, Brandon is doing wonderful with his training, and has met more people than I can count!

Brandon's Raiser

What Brandon does best while I shop: SLEEP!

Picture of Brandon sleeping on the floor - far in front of him is some jewelry

Picture of Brandon sleeping on the floor; while one of my friends holds a pair of blue earrings beside him - doesn't seem like Brandon cares much! But hey, they do match his coat!

Picture of Brandon sleeping in the shopping buggy - behind him you can see the CANDY section! (My boy knows how to shop!)

Picture of Brandon sitting up in the buggy; behind him you can see aisles of food


Miley said...

Looks like you've had an eventful day! I can't believe you get to go to the grocery store and ride in the carriage!!! Lucky!!!!

Miley and Maggie

Erin T said...

What a cute boy! HE looks tired! :)))

Jess and Glacier said...

Good boy, Brandon. Get used to shopping because you may get stuck with a girl who likes to shop when you are all grown up. :)

Suka said...

hey Brandon,

Your adventures made me tired just by reading them! For a little pup, you are very busy! I am glad you did so well, and also glad you were able to sneak in some nappy time.

I want to go riding in a shopping cart. That looks like fun!


Clive said...

Brandon, sorry we haven't dropped by before now to say 'hello'!

We are so delighted to meet you and you are so adorable! Murray's sister fall instantly in love with you!!!

We wish you the very best of luck with your training! We know you are in very 'good hands'!!!

We're very much looking forward to following your progress!

With best wishes from all the gang here,
Clive, Murray and Sorcha

HoundDogMom said...

You are a cutie and looks like a great shopper. We hope you will join us for the Christmas/Holiday Card Exchange this year. We think you could use some cards this holiday season. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Father Tom said...

Rudy, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog so we could meet! Here I am, in doggie heaven and I feel so privileged to meet a guide-dog-in-training. From the looks of the photos, I'd say you're a merchandiser in training, too!

Come over to my kitty blog anytime you like. I kinda have a unique look at the world from the steps of my parish.

Take care, Rudy!

Tom & mom Julie (she has a golden retriever--so we're not alll about kitties!)

Father Tom said...

I meant take care Rudy and Brandon, too! (Love the paws!)


rottrover said...

Brandon. We're sorry. You are just TOO CUTE for words!! Welcome!!

-Bart and Ruby

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness could he get any cuter. A little rolly poly
Benny & Lily

Stella said...

You are a most handsome little pup, Brandon and it will be more than fun to watch you grow up during this next year!.

Stella and her Mom, Jo

That corgi :) said...

Thanks for your kind comment on our blog (a corgi in southern california). Brandon you are just too cute! I'm glad you did well on your shopping adventure!


24 Paws of Love said...

Good for you Brandon! What a wonderful job you did.

Say, those look like some mighty big paws you got there, looks like you're going to be quite a big boy!!

Hilary said...

I love him... he is beyond cute, especially in the shopping cart. I can't wait to follow his progress

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This is good news, Brandon. You're being socialized and put into lots of new situations and we believe you'll be a joy to train. But in case you misbehave on occasion, keep looking cute. It might keep you out of trouble. (Doesn't work for us, though.)

Brian said...

Sweet Brandon sure looks like busy day wore him out! What a cutie!

Maggie Mae said...

Good fur you Brandon! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Ro said...

Hey! It's so good to hear from you! I've gotten out of the habit of reading blogs, too. I have also completely slacked on sending out the puppy pool prizes and I've had Jayden for well over a year and a half now, huge oops!

I have your scarf, remember that? :) You can leave me your address in a comment on my blog and I won't publish it. I'm not sure when I'll get to a post office, but I'm sure it's the time of year when a scarf would be handy.

Winnie said...

Brandon!! That sounds like an exhausting training regime. But you are doing so well. I wish I could ride in a shopping trolley but my long legs would hang all over the sides.

Love and licks, Winnie

K9friend said...

I didn't know you had a new pup to raise! That is so wonderful. Brandon is an absolute doll!

Critter Alley

bbes tribe said...

Such a handsome boy! Looks like all that shopping wore you out. What a busy time and learning so many new things.

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

He looks a little grumpy riding in that shopping cart ;)

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Bailey Be Good! said...

What a really cute pupster! Looks like he's still sleeping a lot! :)

Happy Wednesday woofs & hugs! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

What a good boy he is. I so wish this country were more like Europe where dogs are allowed to go such places!