Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Day at the Magic Kingdom

Today was a magical day!  I found my sister, Fern, at Disneyland.
There were alot of people, and so much to see.
I even found a horse to sniff.  Well, just see for yourself...

I had breakfast with my sister at Pluto's Kitchen, he is a good cook!

Ready to start a long day in the Magic Kingdom!

I had a long talk with the horse...

Minnie stopped to say hi to us

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Winter Wonderland

Today I found out what snow was all about.  We went to bed last night, and woke up this morning to a blanket of snow covering everything. I even got to go on a sleigh ride!  It's still snowing now, but I am going to bed after I write this...I'm really tired

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Halloween Party

My folks got me all dressed up, and took me to a Halloween party at GDA. Lots of dogs and distractions. I won third prize.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Cue the Graduation Music, Please!

Hey! No Laughing! Can't you see I'm being serious? I'm an Obedience School Graduate!

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Maybe I can find a smaller one?

I found out today that we celebrate Halloween in Big Bear, too. I got dressed up in my jacket and took a ride into town to the pumpkin patch. Mom said if I could carry it, I could take it home!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

It's a little big, but how do you like it?

I took a trip with mom today to the Post Office.  There was a package addressed to ME!  Can you guess what was inside?  It's my BIG GIRL jacket, with special embroidery on it to tell the world what a special dog I am.  Special?  Ok, all us working dogs are special, I guess.  But I fell special because I am a sponsored puppy!  I can't wait to grow up a little more so I can wear it!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Attack of the Killer Puppies!

I went back to visit the litter of little yellow labs. Its been a few weeks, so they have gotten a little bigger and they move alot faster. Its a good thing that they are all behind bars! Bob said that their teeth are SHARP!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

I went to visit my Aunt Barbara.  She suggested that we all go to Lombardi Ranch.  It was filled with lots of kids looking for the perfect pumpkin.  There was lots to see and do.  We also met some other Guide Dog puppies.  My sister Fern was there, too.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

See How BIG I Am?

I went to visit some new puppies today.  They are all yellow like me!  I couldnt play with them, because they are all still very young.  But I got to sit in their bed, they seemed to like me.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am three months old!

I spent my three month old birthday snoozing on the deck with my best buds Jamie and Tasha.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I Am A Sponsored Puppy!

Today I found out that I was a sponsored puppy!  And here I thought I was a Labrador Retriever.

I would like to take a moment to thank all my new Brothers and Sisters in Burr Ridge, Illinois for being my sponsor!

The wonderful folks of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have been proud supporters of Guide Dogs of America since founding it in 1948!  Tail wags to all of you!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dogs Everywhere You Look!

Mom putting me thru my paces

Me and my sisters Fern and Finley

A well deserved nap!

It was the most amazing thing! Today was my first trip back to Camp GDA in two weeks. It was my first formal dog obedience class. I saw my brother and three of my sisters! We are all getting quite big. But that wasn't the best thing...there were dogs everywhere! All sizes, colors and ages! My tail is so tired it wagged so much. There were newbies too (H-litter went out yesterday). I cant believe I was ever that small. They cried a lot, I guess it was scary for them. We weren't expected to do much, just behave. That was especially hard for some of the other pups. Afterwards, we socialized (can you say pile of puppies?) and I saw the Vet. She gave me a clean bill of health, so no more yucky medicine! After class, we went out to lunch (don't these guys ever eat IN?). I met Kricket and her folks, and slept for, like, forever. I'm asleep again. I earned it! What a special day it was.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Here we go, again!

I like my personal A/C vent! It's right at nose level!

Back in the car for another long ride to Sylmar. Off to my first puppy class at Camp GDA! I will be spending the night with my Aunt Darcy.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I think I've got this all figured out

Working the crowd at "Art on the Lake" exhibit in Big Bear Lake

A long overdue nap, under the table of course.

Hanging out with my big "Sister" Jamie

OK, this is about the size of it. Get up. Eat. Beat up on my sisters. Sleep. Get up. Eat. Play hard some more. Get in the car and go someplace special. I know its special because I am always the only dog there, and the center of attention. Sleep really hard under a table. Get back in the car and go home. Play for a little while longer. Eat. Sleep. Etc. Whew, that is just one day!

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's been a week and I'm still here!

I've been getting used to my new home. I must live in the middle of nowhere, cause it took forever to get here. It was good for a nice, long nap. Ive been spending all week with my new big sister, Jamie. We have been getting along really good. She has taught me lots. And hardly has to correct me for bad behavior. I started going out today, and have mastered my first lesson. I call it "sleeping under the table".

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hello world, I'm Fenix!
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We all know the feeling. The anticipation of picking up the newest puppy in training. It's like Christmas morning. Up before dawn, checking the clock. Two hours left. Then your whole lifestyle is changed! Sleepless nights, puppy antics, constant training, mishaps... Aw, heck. We all know that a wiff of puppy breath makes it all worthwhile! Happy "NEW PUPPY DAY" to all our new "F" litter friends!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Puppy Spycam

Well, the yellow litter has been growing leeps and bounds.

  Can you guess which one is Fenix?

  Come on, its easy....she is the cute yellow one!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...

Well, somewhere in there is Fenix!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Let the Games Begin

It's been a week since we got the word...on August 7th we will be picking up the latest guide dog puppy trainee. Her eyes haven't even opened yet, but the work around the house has started. "Puppy-proofing" is our current mission!

You're Gonna Do WHAT?

As you can see, Tasha is quite excited upon hearing she has to train another puppy.