Liam (Guide Dog)


Labrador Retriever
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Home:Long Beach / Sylmar, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
D'Liam, Little Dude, Small Black Dog, Snoozy Bear, Tank Boy, Small Black Bear, Small Black Gnome, Happiness

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog

Birthday:
September 21st 2004

Likes:
Running to find mom when we get home from work, also anything that is on the floor: if a blanket is on the floor, it's his and he will lay on it. If a pillow is on the floor, he is on it.

Pet-Peeves:
The cats not wanting to play with him, not being allowed to shred his toys, not being close to you.

Favorite Toy:
his big brother Voight's big nylabone, the big Jolly ball from Ann, other dogs, his shark, and his bottle-toy from vance, his toys from aunties ann, yvette, tina, and grandma and grandpa and the red dog that he stole from Nancy.

Favorite Food:
Science Diet puppy - he was allergic to Canidae, so GDA changed his food.

Favorite Walk:
All of them!!

Best Tricks:
looking adorable, "come", "jump" & "give".

Arrival Story:
Liam is a Black Labrador puppy we received to raise from Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar, CA. He was brought home to us on Nov. 12, 2004. He is our second puppy that we have raised for GDA. We tried really hard and hoped and pushed to get this litter and we hoped that we would get a big boy and we did. Voight is our first and currently a working Guide in Lake Forest.

Bio:
Liam place 2nd at the GDA Open House Puppy Trials 6-9 month class. He was voted 3rd Friendliest Dog at the Therpy Dogs of So. Cal Fun Day and also passed his Canine Good Citizen test on the same day.

Forums Motto:
Proud member - Big Tongue, Happy Family

The Groups I'm In:
♥ Paws with a Purpose ♥, Guide Dogs/PIT/CC'd/CCI

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 14th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party
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Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
87959


Meet my family
Voight (Guide
Dog)
Paige, Puppy
In Training

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Growin' up Guide


He has been Matched!! Liam is going to be a Guide Dog!!

January 27th 2007 8:43 am
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Our small black dog has grown up and has completed and passed his formal training and has been matched with his new partner Hedi.

We could not be more proud of him than we alread are.

 

So proud!

August 9th 2005 7:40 pm
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Okay, I've been a very naughty puppy to not write for so long (or maybe I'm just busy!!)! First, in June, we went to the guide dog school for this thing called Open House. Almost all my friends were there, and my brother Lomax and my sister Laney too! I got to be in a "Puppy Kissing Booth" because I love to slurp people, and we made almost $250 for GDA. Yay! My daddy took me through the Puppy Trials, which was really hard! There was food everywhere that I had to ignore (hello? I'm a Lab!) and other animals and many obstacles. My daddy wasn't sure of how I did... but I got 2nd!!! My sister Kandy got 4th. My mom and dad were really proud of me...and I thought that I did well too!

Well, in the end of June and the first week of July, I went to GDA for "evaluation". I'm still not sure what that meant, but I know I went to the school for a whole week. I got to play every day and I had a roommate too. The last day I was there a very nice lady took me out for a walk. Then my Auntie Colleen came to get me, and the lady told her I was an awesome puppy! My mom and dad were very glad to hear that when they came home from vacation! I don't know what I did, but the school says I need to keep up the good work!

In the middle of July, my mom got a call from GDA... not about me. My big brother Voight was going to graduate! And his person lives very close to my grandma and grandpa. My mom and dad were really really really happy!! On July 31 we went to the school....I stayed with my auntie Ann and my auntie Katie most of the time, and my mom and dad got to see my brother Voight. There were lots of people talking, even my daddy.. I didn't like that part... I wanted to be with my mom and dad! But after, I got to meet my brother. We played in his partner's room with a big stuffed turtle that looks like mine at home.... but this one was clean! My brother is very nice, and he loves to play just like me. I hope I get to see him again, and then we can REALLY play. I think I liked it most that my mom and dad were so happy... so I was too!

 

BIIIIG boy!!

May 16th 2005 5:07 pm
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Again, what a busy boy I am - and what a big boy I am too!! Wait, let me go in order, or I get my paws crossed. Let's see.... May 1st was a graduation at the Guide Dog School... my big brother Voyager and my big sister Vienna graduated as working guides!! My mom and dad were very happy for them, and their people, too! It was a really cool thing to see someone related to me wearing a harness. My big brother Voight is waiting to graduate, he did not find the "perfect match". My daddy says it will probably be July when he graduates. My mom joked that Voight is waiting for his friend Willow to graduate, since they grew up together. I know my parents really miss my brother Voight, and while it is hard for them not to see him, she and my daddy get good updates on him. But when they get sad, I lick their faces, and then they hug me and aren't so sad anymore.

After graduation I went to stay with my Auntie Tina and my Uncle Ron. Did I mention that I love them? And I know right where the toy box is at their house, too! My Uncle Ron took me to see a police dog demonstration - I got to see other pups doing different work, which looked like fun. There was this one pretty little black lab... boy, was she pretty!! I liked to watch her sniff for illegal things.... but everyone tells me that's not what I'm going to be doing. Hey, I didn't say I wanted to do what she was doing, I just wanted to introduce myself.... Then the next day, my mommy and daddy went to my grandma's house. It was Mother's Day and my mommy joked that if I were not with them, my grandma (my mom's mom) would not let MY mom and dad in! Did I mention that I love my grandma and grandpa? Their house is so much fun...I empty out the toy basket every time I'm there, it makes my grandpa laugh.

 
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