Monday, December 26, 2011


Well Andrew and I hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday. I know we did. We woke up about 8am and went downstairs so I could feed and potty Andrew. He then had to stay in the kitchen (don't worry he got to open his presents first). Andrew got two new bones, Wilbur got 2 new bones and doggy treats, lobo got 3 new bones, and my sisters yorkie got 3 stuff toys a new bone and 2 sweaters. Once all the animals had their gifts it was time to open ours. My sister and I got to open up the gifts from our parents then my mom and dad got to open their gifts then my aunt who came to visit opened her gifts then my sister and I finally got to finish opening the rest of our gifts. Andrew did pretty good yesterday. We are working on him not mouthing and chewing everything in site (hes a typical pup). On Thursday Andrew will be going to stay with another raiser and her guide dog puppy Shawn for about 5-6 days while my family goes on vacation to hawaii. If nothing exciting happens before Thursday then ill post again once back form my trip. So in case I don't get to update have a happy new years!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Just like medford

Ok so we dont know for sure if medford is andrews dad but we are pretty sure he is. Besides looking a lot like medford Andrew has one other thing in common with medford both like to lay on the coffee table. He also likes to do the golden/frog lay just like medford use to.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

First outings

Today Andrew went on his first outings. First we took him to my dads buisness where all the employees and customers got to love on him. He did excelent and enjoyed the attention. Then later today we took him to Albertsons. Hes still to young to walk in there so i carried him and boy was he heavy. All of our pups in training go to albertsons with us so the employees enjoy watching each grow up. He did excelent and when i put him down at check out line he just laid down while my mom paid. He showed no fear of the shopping carts which is good. I can say he had a good day today and cant wait for the day hell be old enough to do lot more outings.

Christmas party part 2

Well since i am in both fresno and bakersfield guide dog clubs that means two christmas parties. For Bakersfield group we have a low key potluck party. It was fun to see all the bakersfield dogs again and their raisers. Everyone enjoyed meeting Amdrew he did pretty good he had trouble laying still while i ate but it was expected since hes young. We also got andrews jacket that night. Again sorry no pictures it was to crazy trying to worry about andrew but i still had fun.

Christmas party part 1

So this post is a little late. Sorry life has been crazy. So last saturday was fresnos yearly christmas party which is lot of fun. We started outside at 10:30am working on commands and then went inside the boweling alley to play one game of boweling. We had a lot of fun and since i didnt hav a puppy i got to love on the others and enjoy boweling and not worry about what my dog is doing. I extra enjoyed this year since last year the party was only few days after my car accident which ment sitting out of boweling last year. After boweling we moved to a party room where we enjoyed a yummy lunch. Then it was time for the best part the dog theme gift exchange it gets real crazy. We play where we all bring a gift or two wrapped up and draw numbers then take turns picking a gift we are also allowed to take a gift from someone but the gift can only be stolen three times. I forgot to take my camera so no pictures.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Andrew!!!! I picked him up sunday afternoon. Hes a very sweet boy and reminds me a lot of medford. He has done very well since i brought him home. First night he only got up twice and last night he slept all night. He has already learned to go up and down our stairs. We weighed him monday and he just turned 8 weeks old and weighs 15.5ib. We also got to see medford on sunday he was so happy to see me and i was happy to see him. His family was leaving him at the kennels because he had a "date" that day. Since ive been busy with andrew i havent got to choose a winner yet but i will by the end of the week.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Last Chance!!!

So this is everyones last chance to guess my puppy's name if you haven't or just want to keep guessing. I am getting a male letter "A". I know all the names of the pups in the litter so far no one has guessed any of the boys names. Remember if you guess right you get a prize unless there is numerous people who guess right then ill have to pick randomly somehow who wins. I will be getting mr.A tomorrow around 2:30 pm and since I won't be back into Bakersfield till late tomorrow I wont post the name on here till Monday, and the name of the winner. So have fun guessing. I will also post on Monday pictures of me with Medford, and me playing with the A litter.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Very excited

Im even more excited for Sunday now. I just got an email from Medford's family confirming they will be at the guide dog campus sunday to play with the A litter with me and my friend Kim. The best part is they will have Medford with them. I havent seen Medford in over 2 months (yes im sure i will cry when i see him). So now i have two things to be excited about seeing Medford and getting my new puppy. I'd say thats the best Christmas gift ever.

Monday, December 12, 2011

name game continues....

So i am down to six days till I pick up mr. A. I can't wait to meet him. I havent seen any pictures of the A litter so i still have no idea what hell look like. I hope he is healthy, chubby, and very fluffy. So now that its coming down to the wire its time to guess those A names. Remember the winner will receive a small prize. If you are someone I have told the litter names to(erin) then you can only guess one name. If I havent told you the names guess away. If more than one person guesses right then ill find some way to choose one winner. So guess away!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

its that time again......

Well now that I am down to 8 days till I pick up mr.A I figured it is time for the name game. As I said before I will be receiving a male golden or golden cross but I wont know exactly what breed mine is until the DNA results come in once the pups are 3 months old. I havent decided what exactly but the winner will receive some small prize. So let the name guessing begin.

p.s. Erin you only can guess one name since you already know the names of the pups lol.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Today my leader picked up her new puppy. He is a male golden born 10/8 to devine and preston. My leader raised preston so this is a grandpup for her. We also got to play with the other pups in the litter. So what is mr N's name? its...................................Nikon. He is very cute.

Two of Preston's pups
My leader Mary with one of Prestons pups


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Puppy meeting

Today was my first meeting back with the Fresno far sighted in about a month. I only made it to one meeting in November since I was busy and I dont have a puppy yet. It was great to see everyone again and catch up with them again. Our meeting was at fig garden its a small shopping center that has some great stores to take the pups in and tons of distractions too. I was lucky and got to work two different dogs this meeting. It was great to have a leash in my hand again. I first worked Pelham, and then Tippet. We had new perspective raisers so I worked Pelham first to show them what to do then handed them the leash to work him some while I supervised. Towards the end of the meeting is when I worked Tippet.

Tomorrow I will be driving up with my leader to play with the Preston litter and pick up her pup from that litter. I will have pictures to post tomorrow of the new pup and me playing with the pups too.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

name game

So this weekend I am going with my leader to pick up her new puppy The puppy is a male golden born to destiny and preston(who she raised) litter letter N. So let the name guessing begin.