About Me

I am a yellow female lab that was donated to the Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. I hope to one day become a seeing eye dog to give freedom to someone who cannot see.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sleigh Ride

On Friday, December 22nd, my furraiser took me to church for their Christmas service.  They had all kinds of things going on like carolers, s'more making, kettle corn, donkeys, camels, goats and even a live nativity scene.

They also had sleigh rides.  I got to take my first sleigh ride pulled by 2 huge horses.  I was a bit scared of the big animals cause I was just so tiny next to them.  My furraiser lifted me up on the sleigh and she got on and rode with me.  It was alot like riding in a car, only very slow.

After that, we went and met the donkeys.  They kinda smelled but I liked the food they were feeding them.  My furraiser kept telling me "No, leave it" but it just tasted so good.  I would sneak it when she wasn't looking.  After that, she fed me and I busied before going into church for the service.  It was such a good sermon according to my furraiser.  Personally I wouldn't know cause all that other stuff made me so sleepy that I kinda slept through it all.

I know I'm late in posting this so I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas.  And I hope that everyone is safe and has a great New Year as well.

Fur Friends Furever,

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Me and my furraiser did some Christmas shopping this weekend.  Boy, I didn't know it could be so exhausting.  My furraiser didn't even take me to all the places that she went.  She said something about not wanting to overwhelm me with the big malls and crowds....wonder what a mall is?

Anyways, we only went to a couple of stores but we walked around furever.  I did get to stop and be petted by the employees and some of the little kids in the store.  That was fun but by the time we got done, I was tuckered out.  I think I must have slept all night and then some the next day.  Even my feet were tired.

After we went Saturday, she took me out again on Sunday to do a little more shopping.  I don't know if I like this shopping thing.  It makes me very tired and very thirsty.

All in all, she said that I did good.  No accidents in the stores....yippee!!!!

I hope we are done now though and I hope everyone else has completed their shopping too.

Fur Friends Furever,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

UPDATE: Waffles First Report

By Beth

This just in.....Waffles first report card for Phase 1 Training.  She is still being considered for breeding but the comments on her sheets were:
"Waffles has done very well in training so far.  She enjoys working and responds well.  She is confident in all kinds of environments and likes getting admired by people passing by.  I am looking forward to having more time with her!"
I am so proud of her. And why wouldn't she be admired when people pass by, she is an exquisite dog.

Miss you much,

Vet Visit

I had my first vet visit here with my furraiser.  There were so many new friends in the waiting area and I got so excited I tinkled all over the floor as I met each one of them.

I waited for a very long time it seemed and I had to sit for what seemed like furever but my furraiser didn't seem to think it was too long.  When they finally took me back, they weighed me first.  I am a big girl at 15.0 pounds.  After that they took me to this room and put up on the shiny, slippery table.  I stayed close to my furraiser cause I didn't know what these strange people in white coats were going to do to me.

They were all really nice and like me so much and made a big fuss but I wasn't too sure I wanted them to be around me.  And for good cause too, because they stuck me with some pin!!!  Not just once either, but twice.  They tried to trick me with a treat but I knew what they were up to....after they stuck me anyways.

The vet says that I'm a healthy girl and very smart.  She thinks I'll be a good guide dog some day.  I do too.

Fur Friends Forever,

Sunday Church

This past Sunday I got to go to church for the first time at The Cove.  My furraiser said I was very good cause I slept through most of it.  I thought sleeping through a church service was a bad thing but I guess only for fur people is it a bad thing.

After the service, I got lots of attention.  All the little kids wanted to pet me, even the big kids.  My furraiser made me sit to be petted but I just wanted to wiggle all over everyone and give everyone kisses.   Some of the little fur kids tasted good.  I didn't know that so many of them had different tastes to them.  I wanted to lick them all but my furraiser wouldn't let me.  Something about making me sick..but I don't get it.

After that we went to this place called McDonalds.  There were these things called french fries all over the floor.  Boy, I wanted to taste those too cause they smelled so good but my furraiser wouldn't let me have those either.  I swanny (that's southern for swear) she won't let me have anything that smells soooo good.

My furraiser did get a picture of me with the tree at church.  I didn't want to sit still cause there were so many people to see but she did get a halfway decent one.

Fur Friends Forever,

Cottonelle Dog

I've been out and about lately and everyone keeps telling me I look just like the Cottonelle dog.  I really don't know what that is but I'm not a Cotton Dog...I'm a guide dog in training.

Fur Friends Forever,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Weddington Assisted Living and 1st Holiday Concert

I had a very busy weekend.  On Saturday, I  met my sisters and some other fun fur friends at the Weddington Assisted Living home.  I got to meet alot of people there.  Some were in wheelchairs, some had walkers but most were just seated around in the common area.  All the residents just loved all of us puppies.  We loved them too.  It was fun to watch all their faces light up when they got to pet us and as we wiggled in their laps when they held us.  What a joy!!!!

I also got to go to my first Christmas Concert on Sunday.  The singing was so beautiful but I didn't understand a thing they sang.  It was all in Latin but it was fun anyways.  My furraiser said I did an excellent job on sitting still but she said I still need to work on my walking on a leash.

Fur Friends Forever,

Friday, December 2, 2011


It hasn't even been a week but it has been such a full week.  First I had that very loonnnnggg ride and ended up with a new furraiser.  Then I actually got to have a play date on Wednesday with my sister, Emilee.  Tomorow I'm going to the Assisted Living home with my siblings and some older furfriends.

My furraiser bought me all kinds of toys to play with this week.  I have bunches to play with now and keep me busy.  I'm starting to get used to being here but there is so much new stuff to see and do.  It all kinda scares me sometimes. 

My furraiser told me that she wanted me to get used to everything and settled before she started taking me places but I've been on several "small" walks on our street.  I really don't think I like this thing they call a leash.  I don't get to run where I want to run when we are on our walks and frankly, I just don't want to be on it.  My furraiser said I had to work on that. 

She says I'm very smart though cause, I don't want to brag, but I've had very few accidents in the house.  And the few I've had was because she didn't get the door opened in time and I just couldn't hold it any longer.

Anyways, I wanted to share with you this picture that my furraiser's daughter took of me while I was sleeping.  Can you tell what my favorite toy is????

Fur Friends Forever,