Monday, December 28, 2009

How to board a Taxi

With Guide Dogs of Texas they use volunteers to board the dogs that are in formal training. Well guess what I get to do?!?! I get to board a crazy Golden Lab mix named Taxi. He's very pretty, kind of crazy and I don't think Egypt likes him too much lol. They want each others toys and I haven't seen a play bow since he got here. Usually she's pretty good with other dogs but maybe he's just too much for her. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Anyways, more about the boarding. What happens is the dogs that are in formal training sometimes need places to stay other than the kennels. So they come to "sitters" but it's kind of different with them. We don't get to take them out like puppies in training. They don't allow this because we could possibly hinder their normal training. Well I get to keep him tonight and tomorrow night. I'll return him to the facility early Wednesday morning. They told me that I probably won't be boarding him too much. They have another one planned for me. But anyways, here he is. Sorry there is no more information, he's only been here a few hours so probably more updates tomorrow. Here are some pictures of him! Hope you like

He is a brown rusty color with brown eyes. Here he is sitting nicely.

Here he is playing with one of the kongs.

Here is a close up of his pretty face.


Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

I LOVE the name!!! He's so cute - how neat you get to board him a few days!!!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Ha ha! I love your post title--very clever! Taxi is very cute with his sweet face and dark brown coloring. I think it's awesome how GDT is preparing you. I know it's taking a long time and you're wishing for your pup--but it shows how important their dogs are to them, right?

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Good old Taxi! You're right, he has some quirks, but he's very endearing & I think he'll be a super guide. We had him for puppy swap last spring (posted on Dakota's old blog, last April & May, if you're curious!) :-)

Can't wait for you to get your OWN puppy! :-)

Megan, Fullerton and Paris said...

Wow, he is gorgeous!! How fun to have the guy for a few days.

Tabatha,Oscar, and Eclipse said...

He is beautiful! I love how GDT prepares you so well. By time you get your puppy you will be a pro!!

Katrin said...

LOL too funny. I thought you were going to be posting about how hard it was to catch a taxi with Egypt! I have heard some horror stories from folks about how hard it is to get cabbies to stop when they see a person and their GD or SD! He looks very handsome from the photos.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Cool name!
He is so cute:)
Love that close up of his face!