Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday stills....Numbers

Guide Dogs for the blind puts a tattoo in every puppys ears, for I.D. purposes.
here is Dublins. .Right ear, 3W8, then left ear. No they are not easy to read, but a lot easier on the yellow pups than the black ones sometimes.
There is only enough room for 3 parts of his number. See first coment to clarify why only three numbers.
And this is the bag that we were given when we picked him up, he comes with a year supply of Frontline, Heartgaurd, ear cleaning solution and toothbrush and toothpaste. Also all his paperwork came with him, monthly reports, vet reimbursment forms, his info sheet and lots of other information! (Oh the YLM, stands for Yellow Lab Male)
So those are my numbers for the day, Dublin has his own! If ever you come across a nice Lab or Golden Puppy, check the ears right away!!! It may be a puppy that is in  the wrong place! There have been 2 or 3 puppies get away from their raisers in California ove the last year, one for two weeks!!! Until the folks that found him seen a news story about the lost puppy.
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  1. They leave the first number off because it is not needed for I D purposes. He is the 5th dog with that number. Because they go through the whole sequence, they can determine which one he is by his age. My first puppy was 191Z. So, if they were to get a golden 91Z and it didn't look about 22 years old, they would know it is not her. Well, she is a bad example! 3l05 is a 10 year old golden. There is only a slim chance of 3L05 and 4L05 being in the kennel at the same time. :)

  2. Thanks Cassie, I have wondered why they choose the numbers they do, but have never asked. Always to busy when I go down there to remember LOL.

  3. Good idea for the challenge , educational too~!

  4. Wow! Cool I had no idea. Thanks for sharing this.


  5. :) You get all sorts of useless GDB knowledge over the years! 22 years ago, this was such a different place. Though the raisers were just as spread out, we were much more of one huge family, rather than all out little puppy raising group "families." It seems like we (raises) knew more of the ins and outs of these little things. Or maybe we, as raisers, just cared more??? Who knows!

    Though, the mystery of the shoulder shaving may never truly be known! It seems like each person you ask has a different answer as to how they are shaved and in which order! Ha! :)

  6. Cassie,
    LOL I havnt heard about "shoulder shaving?" LOL you will have to tell me that story!

  7. Great numbers! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Great story with your "numbers" today! Give Dublin a kiss for me~

  9. Oh Josh sounds a lot like my redhead Cricket! Little puppies are so adorable and cuddly. So happy re: MRI too!


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