Saturday, December 31, 2011

Handsome Collars

So I have a bone to pick with Guide Dogs for the Blind. 

 Why do I only get to wear this UGLY black collar!

Look what Rembrandt got for Christmas!!!! Isn't he handsome in it? I want one so bad!!!!!
 Awwwwwww I want to be like my buddy but Mom says its against the rules. I think this is all silly!

 Rembrandt's new collar was made by someone Mom knows at work. You should check them out at

Another picture of Rembrandt in his handsome collar! I'm so jealous......Maybe when I'm a big dog and working with my new partner I can have one!


Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Fun

 Christmas was a fun day for me!!!! (and not just because I got lots of new bones)

I met a new friend. His name is King Leo! We had a faceoff!
Then I attacked!
And I squished him!!!!

So he ran away from me!

Good thing I could attack John!!!!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas in the So Cal

Christmas is fun is Southern California.
Every year I go for my annual Christmas swim at The Resort!

 It's nice and warm so I can spend the whole day in my favorite place....the pool...
(After I open all my treats of course,  Santa is so good to me even though I was kind of a naughty dog this year)

I can get all wet and not be cold!
And then run around the pool like a mad man!
(no puppies allowed)

 Then Mom throws my toys and I chase it!
(The water was a little cold this year.... I request it be a bit warmer next year please!)

MMMMMMMMMMMM wet octopus!!!!!
 The best part....When I get out....I get to shake all over everyone! Including the obnoxious puppy!!!!!
Yay Christmas!!!!

Now for the Levi Report!!!!!
(Mom says I need to do it since the little brat has been a slacker!)

Levi is in Phase 8!!!!! (out of 8)

Phase 8—Final testing, finishing, and pre-matching

Dogs are tested for obedience, blindfold, traffic, and buildings. Dogs practice with less
experiences handlers. Some dogs are given special training like how to push a crosswalk button.
Dogs are prepared to enter class.

Go Levi! I can't wait to hear all about your graduation! Good job being smart and showing people that some goldens have brains (I do....I just chose to use them to party)!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

When is MY Christmas Break?

I don't want to go to work today! Do you think if I park my butt in the parking lot and don't move Mom will get the message?

Guess not!!! Because here I am! And no the rope tug does not make it all better. Why do we have to be at work so much lately? And Mom says we are going to be here late again tonight too! Someone told me you are supposed to take vacations at Christmas, but it seems like we've been here even MORE!
When is MY Christmas Break? 

 Maybe if I do the "dead dog" someone will take pity on me and at least take me for a walk and I can look at some birds? (If I fart enough times under her desk, sometimes that works on Mom too:-)

 Back to the sad puppy dog eyes! I just wanna go HOME and PLAY!!!!

I guess I should update you on Levi. I was a bad puppy and missed a week of blogging so she's jumped a phase or two.
Levi is in Phase 7

I missed the week of Phase 6
Phase 6—Urban Challenges
Dogs learn new sidewalk techniques, are introduced to platform edges, light rail, and subway systems.

Now she is in 
Phase 7
Phase 7—Advanced training
Guide work training continues and dogs learn city traffic patterns, difficult crossings, difficult
clearance situations, areas with a challenging line, animal distractions, surface issues, curb
approach challenges, pedestrian islands, crowded sidewalks, different pedestrian climates,
additional city bus exposure, additional rapid transit ride exposure, escalators, and rounded

Whoooooo Hoooooo Go Levi!!! You are moving so fast! I can't wait to meet you at graduation!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Silly Hats

Mom isn't nice....She puts crazy things on me. She put this one on today because she said I needed a photo to go with my letter to Santa. I wonder who that is? Someone said he brings you things like Nylabones and Kongs :-) Do you think he might replace that dog bed I ruined so everyone quits making fun of me for it? 

 Anyway I have growing photos!!!! And no, for those of you out there wondering, I do not feel like the paparazzi is following me. I like it when my Mom takes my photo. (Except when I have to wear silly hats)
Here is me at 11 weeks! So cute!
 And 16 weeks when I got my shot that gave me my freedom!

 And here is today! Such a cute puppy I am! Yay puppydom!

Now for the Levi Report
Levi is in Phase 5!!!!!
Yay Levi!
Phase 5—Traffic training and city work
The dog starts advanced guide work and is exposed to different buildings. The dogs are
introduced to escalators and have formal traffic training. They are taught responsibility in
making emergency decisions with traffic problems. Dogs are taught how to handle total
barricades in paths. The vets have a meeting about the dog and review his or her health.

And that's all I have to report!