Thursday, October 21, 2010



TOBY PUP here...

Hello there to all my furry-buddies across our beautiful world!

Today is a special day, because I am exactly...

I have grown so much during this time and have settled down nicely in my new home!

I love my "Maxmom"!

I adore my "Aunt Tam"!

and "King Toffee" is okay!

Every afternoon I go for a walk with my
 "Aunt Tam"...

"Aunt Tam'" shows me all the ropes...
like how to wait for my food...

And how to be VERY patient....

But most of all, it is my "Maxmom" who is teaching me.

Since this is a very special day, I want to show you my first


of all the things I can already do.
I really hope you enjoy it!

(If you can't see the video nicely, please view in the 'header' above)

And if you don't wanna see my video, then I am giving you a pickie-chew of the beautiful
 in our neighbourhood - which I saw on my walk...
Sending lotsalicks to you all,


MySpecialDoggies said...

Oh Toby
You are such a bright doggie! You've learned so much already in school!

Nadine Apples & Neeli

Scout and Freyja said...

Sweetest little one, you are getting so bright and smart! We just know that you will graduate from your studies with an A++!

Your tree is furry lovely. We would like to share with you that today we got snow! It didn't stick to the ground but it did come down from the sky. We wish you could come over to play in our snow when we get some to play in and to roll around in. This morning it was 2.5 degrees C. That is 35 degrees F. And we haven't even had winter yet!

We are all excited 'cause momma told us that the grandsons are coming over tomorrow for a sleepover! That means popcorn and left overs and hugs and cuddles and ball throwing and - well - maybe a bath but when they give us a bath it is all filled with fun and love.

Keep up your studies!

Sheila and Bob said...

Great job Toby , you are a very smart Golden puppy.
Keep up the good work.

Hamish & Sophie

Martine said...

Dear Caryl,
Your Toby baby is so cute. It is very nice to see a video of him, he is such a good boy.
Hugs from Alsace.

Becky Andrews said...

Toby, Happy 13 weeks to you. You are learning so much and such a good boy. Yesterday, Cricket was able to play with a 3 year old like you --She had so much fun. Love from Becky & Cricket

Hailey said...

Happy 13 weeks lil one!!! My you are growing by leaps and bounds. Keep up the great work onthe learning skils and following best direction from auntie!!!

Hugs & smoochies!! XOXO

Angus said...

Incredible talent !

kks said...

what a smart puppy! you are a wonderful calm and is just amazing how quickly he's growing!
i saw Toffee trying to get in on the action!

Emma Rose said...

We loved the video. You are growing so fast Toby!!! Tell your Mom the piano was beautiful :)

Emma Rose and the Duchess

Unknown said...

Oh Toby!
Those are some amazing tricks you've got there! Your mom is doing such a wonderful job with you :)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Toby you are just growing so fast! We loved watching your training video! You are certainly a smart puppy!! Keep up the good grades! You have a very pretty tree there!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

verobirdie said...

I'm very impressed, you are such a good boy!

rottrover said...

He's brilliant!! Nice to have Tammy's help, I'm sure. I LOVED the pictures yesterday of him watching the HERD's video. Priceless!

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Toby Toby, you are such a smart one! Of course you have very good teachers - your Maxmom and your Aunt Tam.
Good job!

Sam & June

Suka said...

hey Toby,

Great training video! You are a quick learner and seem to be doing great! I think you sit and go down so pretty! And I admire your patience for food. Your Aunt Tam must be strict because when I see food I am all over it. No waiting for me!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Hey Toby my friend, just how many treats did you score during the making of that video....??
Toodle pip!

Piappies World said...

Wow Toby! We are so very proud of you! You've learned so much and managed to still be as cute as ever!!! We sure would love to get some tips from you. Your "down" is just so adorable. Piappies Mom says she'd probably reward you with a bucket of treats for just command. She is really silly you see.

Keep up the great work, Toby.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Dexter said...

I really like that portrait of you and Miss Tammy. Your movie was quite impressive. So talented.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great work, Toby. And we love how gently you take your reward too. Your Mom has done very well in her training. Thanks for sharing.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Gail Wilson said...

Oh Toby, you are learning so well!! You keep that up and you are going to have a wonderful life my little friend. And your mom has such a sweet soft voice. Even I wanted to do her commands!!
Hugs and wags, Mistaya

The Life of Riley said...

Well done Toby – you are such a clever puppy as you have successfully trained your Mom into giving you extra food. I still use this skill on my mum, although she seems to have slipped a bit (as it takes more and more effort for me to get food treats from her these days). I do all the cute stuff, and run up to her, jump through hoops, shake paws, do downs and sits, really long stays and other tricks but then sometimes she doesn’t give me food – instead she just says lots of words to me. I think we will have to work on training your mom and re-training my mum to consistently respond to us by giving us extra yummy food. Don’t they know it is us training them, not the other way around!

I loved seeing you in your video, and noticed Toffee beside you doing what you were doing.

Sending lots of woofs to my little friend in South Africa,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...


I think I'll share that with Khousin Harley whilst he's here at Khamp Khyra!


Anonymous said...


Happy 13 week Barkday!

woo Hoo!!!!!

woo woos, Tessa

Molly the Airedale said...

You are so smart for such a young pup, Toby! Good for you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Golden Samantha said...

Holy Moly, Toby - you are doing waaay better than Avalon heheh! (Awww... she's doing okay!), but I am seriously impressed! (And Maxmom, you do play the piano so wonderfully...) Toby, you are obviously not only handsome, but tres smart - a fabulous combo! Happy 13 week birfday - looks like you are having a wonderful life in your beautiful home with Toffee and Aunt Tam! BTW, we LOVE that gorgeous tree!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

What a clever woofie you are. The video shows how well you are doing for such a young age. Just gorgeous. Mum loved the Jacaranda trees when she was in Australia, they are beautiful.. Hugs GJ x

sprinkles said...

Happy 13 weeks birthday to you, Mr. Toby!

Toffee doesn't get to go for a walk with you?

Your tree is beautiful! I don't think I've seen one like that around here.

I love your mom's accent.

Deborah said...

For some reason your blog was open on my computer for hours! LOL, I must have shrunk down your page and started working on work, then I went out and came back to turn off my computer and there your were, still!!
The video is adorable, Toby is so smart!! I loved your tree also, it looks like one of our Magnolia trees that blooms in our spring time!

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a smart little boy Toby. great job
Benny & Lily

KT and Easton said...

Another beautiful super star in the making. Such a smart and focued boy. Part of the titles were cut off of your video, but I think one of them said that Golden Retrievers are a lifestyle. We couldn't agree more!!!

How Sam Sees It said...

You are having the best start in life, Toby!


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Well done, Master Toby! You are such a clever, gentle boy.

One of the fun things about the dogblog community is that it's like an instant trip around the world. You are starting a beautiful Spring, and we're hoping for a glorious Fall.

Jed & Abby in MerryLand [USA]