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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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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Shopping 101

Since all of you guys are most likely trying to finish up your Christmas shopping, I think I should give you a few tips to make shopping WAY more fun.
To start of with, make sure to ALWAYS stop for mirrors when out shopping, you never know how cute you may look:

Picture of Brandon and I in the mirror
 Moving on; when you (or your shopping friend) comes across something that you (they) REALLY want, look at the price tag first - can't afford it? Just look away... (this is when the "ignore it" command would be useful - more fur the humans than us pups!)

Picture of Brandon laying down beside the purse section at Belk - he's completely ignoring the purses
 After shopping for a while, make sure to stop at the food court and get a little "fuel" in you - of course, that doesn't ever help me AT ALL, since I'm not allowed to eat any of that human food...
Picture of Brandon in a sit-stay under the table at the food court

And when your raiser (or friend) has her (or his) hand full of shopping bags and wants to go into yet ANOTHER store, just give them this furry cute look...

Picture of Brandon in a sit-stay giving his "puppy face" look to the camera!
Trust me, it ALWAYS works!!
I do hope you will be able to take some of my "advice" and put it to good use on your next shopping trip!
Just remember to use that "ignore it" command on something you really don't NEED :)

- Brandon

8 comments:

The Army of Four said...

Wow! That's some mighty good advice - you're very smart for such a little guy. I wonder if the "on by!" command would work on my mom when we go past a quilt shop? Ha roo roo roo!
Play bows,
Zim

Keisha said...

That looks like fun! I wish I got to go to those places. :)

24 Paws of Love said...

Sounds like we humans could all learn a thing or two from such a smart pup! You look great out there shopping and keeping your raiser in line!! :)

Jess and Glacier said...

You are a very wise puppy. :)

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

great advice, Brandon..will it work on my husband!?

Mango said...

I like the mirror idea. Always a pleasure to gaze at oneself, isn't it?

Slobbers,
Mango

Winnie said...

Think it's a bit late for me to start training my humans with the 'ignore it' command around the shops. They seem to have been going a bit mad with present-buying. I hope some of them are for me.

Love and licks, Winnie

Suka said...

hey Brandon,

What?!?!? No human food for you??!?!! I think you and I need to have a little woof about that.

Great shopping tips! You are very smart for such a wee pup! But, I just can't get past the "no human food." You poor pup!

Suka

p.s. Great photos! You are a handsome wee pup!