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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, March 17, 2012

Welcome Home Brandon! (and HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY RUDY!)

*(Written by Brandon's Raiser)*
Brandon was able to come back HOME yesterday afternoon, and boy was he excited to be back!
The vet said we don't have to monitor his water, since he's not over drinking (knew that already...) but he is on a very strong antibiotic, in hopes that it will keep the infection (if that's what's wrong) gone.
So far, so good - When picking him up yesterday, they told us since he's been on the antibiotics he's had NO accidents and that has followed through for now! It's amazing to have a dog that can wait a whole TWO hours, instead of needing to pee every 5min!
I'm hoping & praying that these antibiotics continue to work (he'll be on them for 3 weeks), since we don't have many other options to try, but of course, we'll have to wait and see.
With being in a kennel for the last 9 days, Brandon is doing extremely well. He settled in fine back at home, and even had to run some errands yesterday. My younger sister even took Brandon into Food Lion with her, to pick up a few things... and they actually worked WELL together! (This is quite a surprise to me, since Brandon doesn't always work well with other people... he tends to be a "one person" dog). I'm so happy he's settled back in so well, and I'm looking forward to working him again!
I will keep you guys updated about Brandon, and he hopefully will be back on the blog & posting shortly.

I also wanted to take a minute to wish Rudy a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Today (March 17th - St. Patrick's Day) is Rudy's SECOND birthday :) Wherever he is, I sure hope he's happy and enjoying himself :) Hopefully I receive some news on him in a few weeks.

On another quick note... I know several of my blogger friends have already noticed, yes my email account has been hacked and I'm so sorry about the spam email(s) that were sent out to any of you guys (sadly, all my previous emails/contacts are currently gone - and I'm unable to send out an apology email at the moment... hopefully yahoo! is working on getting them back for me).

Thanks for keeping Brandon in your thoughts & prayers over the last week, things still aren't for sure whether he'll stay better or not... but I'm hoping for the best!
Enjoy the cute pictures below of Brandon,

-Brandon's Raiser

Please know that in the below pictures, our puppies shouldn't be allowed to do this... but when (or if) it happens, you always have to grab a picture before giving corrections!! (otherwise you'd miss a really cute photo opportunity!)
Picture of Brandon sticking his front paws/face out of a LOW window

Picture of Brandon in almost the same position, just looking to his left instead of at the camera

Another cute picture of Brandon!


Mango said...

Hehehe. When Dexter was a puppy he knocked out a screen and was halfway out the window before I stopped him (now we only open the windows from the top).

Great news about Brandon. I hope he continues to improve and I am looking forward to hearing that Rudy has found a great home.

About the hacking. Huh? You mean you aren't in Spain being held hostage by the hotel? Sheesh. What a lame-o scheme that one is.

Mango Momma


Yipee yipee yeah for Brandon!

Wonky Girl said...

Yea! Glad Brandon is better and home. Paws crossed the worst is over and doesn't come back.
Hey Rudy, Happy B-day from our gang.

Sue and Doug said...

welcome home Brandon!!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What GREAT news!!!

Thanks fur sharing!

AND Happy RUDY Day!!

PeeEssWoo: We knew woo would know BUT wanted to share it with woo anyway!

Amber DaWeenie said...

We'll all be keeping our paws crossed that he's now on the road to a full recovery!

Two French Bulldogs said...

all our paws are crossed for you and Happy Birthday to Rudy
Benny & Lily

Suka said...

hey Brandon,

I have been away and did not know of you illness and am so sorry to read of your health troubles. Please know my human and I will keep our paws and fingers crossed that all works out and you regain your health 100%. I know you are surrounded by a lot of love and are being very well cared for, so good luck!

So furry happy to read you are home. Being around loved ones, and in your own space, will help your healing process. Keep us updated and again, our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Suka (and K)

Suka said...

p.s. Happy 2nd Birthday Rudy! Paws crossed you find an amazing and loving forever home!

My human's Yahoo e-mail account was also hacked and spams sent out to all her contacts. Sorry to read it happened to your Raiser. It is not right.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are still with Brandon and you of course. I think he is now on the mend!!

River said...

Hurray! We are so happy to hear that Brandon is home. I think I said River had a bladder infection, that they never figured out what caused it--but 6 MONTHS of antibiotics (we used lower level cephalexin) and he's finally showing lower counts. I even paid for 2 cultures ($80 each) and nothing grew!! Very weird.

I hope that 3 more weeks will fix it for him.
River's mom

Brian said...

Oh dear Brandon, I didn't know you have been sick pal, but we are all sending our best healing purrs your way. Happy Birthday Rudy!

Chatty Crone said...

I am over here from Betty's blog - blog hopping. I sure hope Brandon gets well soon and that is so cute looking out the window. Here in GA that would bring in 9000 pollens in! lol sandie

DogsMom said...

So glad to hear Brandon is home and things seem to be looking up.
I have been busy outside with the unusual glorious weather we have been having. We also had to get all vaccs updated so we can get license tags. (Due next week. Of course last minute!)

Happy Birthday Rudy!

Also good to hear Brandon is getting better at working with another person. That is a big step.

Clive said...
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Clive said...

Brandon, we are very glad that you are home and hope that everything continues to go well for you.

Happy 2nd birthday to Rudy!

best wishes
Clive & Murray