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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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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Weekend Retreat

I had the joy of attending a 4-H retreat with my raiser this past weekend and boy was it bundles of fun!!
I was suppose to attend two 4-H retreats with her in March, but due to the serious medical issues I was having earlier in the month... I ended up spending my weekend at the specialist, instead of with her at the 1st retreat.
So my raiser was very happy when her 2nd retreat came up, and I wasn't having any medical issues.
She knew this retreat would be such a good experience for me, and didn't want me to miss it the second time around... thankfully, I was able to attend!
We both had a blast, and this is one of the first times I've been in this kind of setting (cabins - tie downs - camping stuff - etc).
My raiser and her 4-H friends took LOTS of pictures during the retreat... and I happened to star in most all of them, guess I'm very popular with the camera :)
I met lots of new people at the retreat and my raiser was impressed with how well I worked; and I  even got to attend some different workshops & a dance with her (including "team building" & hip-hop classes!).
Enjoy the enormous amount of pictures below...


Taking a break during the dance...
Picture of Brandon laying down, resting his head on my legs (I'm sitting beside him)

My raiser & I rocked out the dance floor!
Picture of Brandon and I dancing

Had to take a quick break from the dance, to give my raiser a kiss!
Picture of Brandon giving me a kiss (I'm kneeling down)

And my raiser had to pass along a furry awesome hug to me...
Picture of me holding Brandon in my arms, during the dance

Group shot with some 4-Hers!
Picture of Brandon and I with some other 4-H ers, we're all pointing & staring up at the sky

Another group shot with more 4-Hers!
Picture of Brandon and I with some more 4-Hers

Workshop time!
Picture of Brandon in a sit-stay during a workshop, you can see some 4-Hers behind him

I was even able to watch some 4-Hers play a interesting game...
Picture of Brandon in a down-stay watching other 4-Hers play a game that includes hitting foam balls everywhere...

Lunch time = nap time!
Picture of Brandon asleep beside our table during lunch

Man do 4-Hers pack a lot...
Picture of Brandon in a down-stay, you can see a huge pile of luggage behind him

Never knew you could fit into the cubbies...
Picture of Brandon, another 4-Her and I all sitting in the cubbies in our cabin

So I have to sleep here???
Picture of Brandon sniffing the spot between 2 different bunk beds


Sarah and Pups said...

busy, busy! Looks like a great time and great experience!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Brandon is just growing up so fast! He's beautiful!

Elijah and Hobart II said...

Soooo handsome. HE's grown so much :D

~Elijah (& Hobart II)

Bella and Ollie said...

You are great dancer Brandon !
Best wishes for Easter from Bella and Ollie

Chorizo said...

You look like you are feeling much better. Hopefurry you are on the mend and soon 2b back to normal. Nice pictures and good work. Chorizo

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Your always having such a great time, and your getting such a big boy!

Anna and Gabby Venturini said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun!! What trip was this?

Anna and Gabby Venturini said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun!! What trip was this?