Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sad Day

I'm sorry I have to jump ahead in time a little but yesterday was a sad day here. My big sister Bindy had to go onto her guide dog training. She had to leave us to continue her education, which one day I will be doing.

I wasn't sure what was happening but that Mommy was very upset and had these things running down her face at times. Everyone was giving her hugs and kisses and I was told to "Say goodbye to Bindy". I didn't know what that meant so I just attacked her as I always did and we played! Mom then took me and put me in my bed and the next thing I know, everyone was going out the door and all my humans came back but no Bindy :( Everyone was so sad but I got so many kisses and hugs and it was nice not having the "Moose" around to butt in. I spent most of today looking for her but she is not here. Maybe she will be back at some point but I had a great day playing with everyone and helping with yard work!!
Here are some pictures my Mom has taken of Bindy as she grew up:

 We all wish you well Bindy and I hope I can be half the dog you are!! You taught me well and I will use everything!! I am sure if I forget something Mom will remind me ;)  I will take care of the family for you and I will love them just as you did.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I would like to start off by welcoming everyone to my blog!! Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me and to follow me! I was a very excited pup when Mom showed me that I had followers....thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! All I know is I have been told I have a big job ahead of me and I hope to share my experiences with you all. Thank you and I hope you enjoy :) Feel free to share my blog or leave me comments! Thank you Sylvie for my first comment!!! ;)

After such a busy weekend getting to know everyone and having lots of fun playing with Bindy and my other litter mate, Thomas, we got up Monday morning and did what we normally do but then I was put in my bed pretty early. My Mom said she was taking Thomas to the bus stop and she would be back. I was NOT happy since I was playing and having too much fun!! I was put in my bed and I cried and cried but she still left. After about 10 mins she was back! Yeah!! I watched her take Bindy out to "get busy" and now I was really not happy!! She puts me in my bed early AND takes Bindy out and not me!! WHAT! But then, I watched her put Bindy back in her bed (which was only fair since I was in mine) and I heard her getting some stuff together. She then came downstairs with a bag and said to me that it was time to go. Go? Where?!? How exciting, I get to go somewhere with her!! So we went out to the car and off we went!!
After about 20 mins we arrive at a place Mom calls "Work". I'm not sure what is going on but we go up to this door and she brings me in. I met a guy named Dave who works with Mom in this big HUGE place!! Lots of stuff to look at and sniff and it has LONG walk ways that are awesome to run in!! But I'm not allowed to run down them.....darn!! Mom says I can get hurt and get into too much trouble. It smelled really different and it had lots of boxes and wood things on the ground that are great to chew on but guess what? I can't chew on those either :( After I met Dave, Mom took me into a room that was much smaller and there was a black wire thing in it, just like Bindy has! I have my own!! Mom told me that this crate is where I needed to stay. I was ok with first. She put me in there and told me I was going to have to learn patience.What? What the heck is that?! I found out very quickly what that meant. I had to stay in the crate unless I had to go to the bathroom. I was not happy about that at all!!!! I again, cried and cried and cried some more. Mom then gave me a chew toy, but that didn't help for long. I tried crying again and she would tell me "good quiet". I was like NOOOOOO, I WANT OUT!!! So before I knew it, It was lunch time. Thank goodness! LUNCH!!
After lunch, I got to go outside and play for a little bit, which was awesome! We walked and ran but it ended way to soon and then we went back in and I was put back in my "bed". I was really tired from all the crying before lunch and the walking that I just crashed for a while. After I napped for a bit, I got a frozen kong thing with peanut butter and yogurt in it...can we just say YUMMMMY! Then I took another nap. Mom then comes in the room and says "It's time to go home" Not sure why, but I got very excited!! Mom packed up my bag, we said goodbye to Dave and off we went.
HOME!! Where Bindy, Thomas, Mark, Reese and Dad are....this must be home!! I was very happy to be there and see everyone!! I was a very tired little boy but I didn't let that stop me from playing with everyone....home, I like home.

This is me enjoying some sunshine at work when I had some time outside. I was kind of upset with being in my bed most of the day, so I didn't feel like smiling

Sunday, March 18, 2012


So...Mom has been a little lazy lately about updating my blog. I have been trying to nudge her has much a possible to get her to write, so I guess it finally worked!
To continue with my first week here....let's see....
After I got out of my crate and decided it wasn't so bad here, I tried playing with the moose they call Bindy. She was pretty hard on me! I ended up on the ground in a flash and always belly up! She wouldn't give me a chance to get up!!! After a little while she actually let me play with her and I had a great time! I was really tired the first 2 days but it was ok. My Mom always put me in my bed so I could take a nap. She seemed really nice like that :)
The crazy thing that I couldn't understand...going to the bathroom outside. I knew I had to go and I saw that Bindy would go to the one door and ring these things that were hanging on the door. I heard Mom call them bells. They are pretty, big and shiney. I was always told to "touch" when we went to the door. Mom would tap them with my nose, then open the door. I was like "OK?"...I thought she was a little crazy so I just let her do it since when they rang, she got all happy....pretty weird if you ask me. But you should have seen her when I actually went to the bathroom....WOW did she get all excited and I got treats and she was really happy with me!! Only thing I couldn't really put my paw around, Why I had to "Get busy" on the driveway?!?! That is the silliest thing ever! I wanted my nice soft grass to pee on for goodness sake. But I usually had to go so badly by the time I got out there, that I just went where I could. Pretty uncomfortable going to the bathroom on a hard surface but I think this is something my Mom can explain to you at some point.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner were really weird too! So I am beginging to see this is a pretty silly place to live in!!  Mom wouldn't even put my bowl down until I sat. I was so hungry that it was like "Lady!!! Just put the damn bowl down!!!" I soon remembered the nice lady that picked me up in MO did the same thing! So I put my butt on the ground and guess what? The bowl went on the floor too!!! Amazing! So simple. But then I soon noticed that Bindy was told to "stay" when her food bowl was placed on the floor...hmmmm...I have to see where this one is going!

So needless to say, the first 2 days weren't that bad here. The people seem really nice and the little boy was very lovey and I loved it when he laid on the floor with me!
I will end with that for today and tell you about my next day here...which was a BIG adventure for me!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Just the Start

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog. My name is Ajax, which I am not quite sure why since it was Marcus but anyways, I am a 12 week old Black, German Shepherd pup who was born in Missouri and transported to Connecticut. As I understand it, I am supposed to be a guide dog one day. Again, I am not sure what a guide dog is but I am sure I will learn that in time. So now, let me tell you what I do know and what is going on in my life.
I left my family in Missouri, on Crooked Creek Ranch, about 5 weeks ago. A very nice couple with a young girl came and picked me up with my siblings. When I saw the van we would be riding in I thought this was something important. The van had all sorts of writing on the outside of it and it said "The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation". Not sure what that is but all I do know it was pretty fancy!
We then stopped in Illinois to get some other pups. We had a VERY long ride to a place called Connecticut.
When we got to CT, we spent the night at the nice ladies house and there were many other dogs there too! It was very exciting to see all those dogs after a long trip! Then the next day, we got transferred to the place they call Fidelco. It was kind of exciting to see all these new places and meeting new people but I did miss all my land, my mom and dad and my family at home in Missouri. We spent some time at Fidelco, then on Saturday morning we were all picked up and carried into this large room with a ton of people!! We were placed in the center of all those people who were sitting on the floor and we got to explore everyone. After a few minutes, I met my new foster Mom, Dad and litter mate (the little boy human). They were very sweet and wanted to hold me and pet me and all I could do was lick their faces! Not sure why but I felt as though that is what I should do. After about 30 minutes, we got into the humans car and drove a long distance, Again! It wasn't as bad as the first time but it was still a drive. They were very nice to me, talking to me and telling me "welcome home". I couldn't understand why they were saying that but it all felt OK.
After we got to my new home, I went into the house and met this big moose. My foster mom called her Bindy and she was a BIG dog! There was also another dog there who was smaller and seemed a little older. He was black and white and my fosters called him Reese. Bindy was all over me!!! She was nice about it but man...she wouldn't leave me alone! Reese came to meet me and didn't seem to really care I was there or not. I really didn't understand what was going on. Was this my new home? Was this just another place I was stopping? I really was unsure.
The first day was a little tough and I didn't know what to think. I hid in my bed (Crate) a lot since Bindy was just all over me and wouldn't leave me alone at all! My foster Mom put me in my bed a few times since, I think, she thought I felt safer, and I did. Bindy never did anything to hurt me, she is just A LOT bigger then I am and she kind of scared me. The first night was OK too. My foster mom slept on the couch and I slept in my bed. I heard her talking to my foster dad in the morning and my foster dad asked "how many times did you have to get up with him?" What? Why would she need to get up with me? My foster mom said "he slept all night". They both seemed pretty excited about it. Not sure if I wasn't supposed to but I was REALLY tired from the whole day!
I will stop there, with the first day at my new home. I don't want to bore you too much in the first post. I would like to thank my Mom who is helping me write this and hopefully she will put her thoughts in and explain somethings I just can't.
Here are some pictures of me and my families:

This is me on my second day at my new home (Mom really needs to get some good pictures of me!)

This is my new sister, Bindy. She will be leaving us soon to go on to guide dog school. I am really going to miss her when she goes

My older Brother, Reese

This is my Mom, Sally, with all of us!

This is my Dad, Blackjack

And here are my two new human brothers, Thomas and Mark

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Thank you for reading and I have plenty more to come!!