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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 25, 2012

Photogenic Puppy

Hey guys! 
So sorry it's been so long, we've been extremely busy recently!
I'm healing up just fine from the surgery I had a few weeks ago, and still don't get why I'm not allowed to swallow things :( 
On a happy & exciting note - my raiser just got her graduation gift from her parents, and it's a furry awesome camera! (Cannon t3i). 
Which means...   I will be providing you with lots of pictures my raiser takes of me, since I get to be her model! She's really looking forward to learning more & figuring out different techniques with her camera.
I, of course, am looking forward to seeing all the evidence from her work :)
Enjoy the first 2 pictures she's taken of me with her new camera,


Up close  picture of Brandon's face

Picture of Brandon staring at something

Saturday, April 14, 2012


*(Written by Brandon's Raiser)*
Brandon seems to be quite popular with vet visits recently, every time we get something "dealt with" another issue comes up.
Brandon had just finished his antibiotics (for the UTI issue) last Friday, and started vomiting quite often throughout the following days, on Tuesday it was decided to take him to the vet - which is when it was determined that Brandon must of swallowed a "foreign object", so it had nothing to do with his UTI issue.
He stayed the night at the vet's office on Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoon it was decided to go ahead and do surgery, since Brandon hadn't stopped vomiting.
The vet discovered a small "stuffed polar bear" in Brandon, which of course wasn't his (since he's been eating "everything" insight recently - all "stuffed toys" have been off limits for him), but he still managed to get ahold of a stuffed toy...
Brandon is doing much better now, but is now NEVER let out of sight.  Ever since he got back from his 9 day stay at the specialist (for his UTI issues) he has decided he needs to get into EVERYTHING, his house manners went back to zero - though his "public manners" stayed "mostly" the same (thank goodness!). Brandon is now on leash most of the time while inside the house, which he's not enjoying much at the moment!
Hopefully he's done with vet emergencies for the time being, but I can tell you right now that his UTI issues are not gone...

-Brandon's Raiser

Picture of Brandon in a down-stay during class 

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