My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Thursday, June 5, 2008

ADA = Cricket Welcome

Last Friday evening we went to dinner with some new friends. When we stopped at their home to pick them up, my new friend said, 'I made reservations -- oh, I didn't realize you would be bringing Cricket -- I better call the restaurant back and see if that is okay!!' It was a reminder that what I take for granted . .thanks to the ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act, Cricket is allowed to go any public place that I am, many people are still unaware of this fact! With this conversation with my friend, I was appreciative that this law was put into place so that the majority of the time -- accessibility is not even a question! Guide Dogs for the Blind has a great resource page to help educate and answer questions on the accessibility of a guide dog. After an enjoyable dinner with new friends & Cricket quietly by my feet, two more people were educated.

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