Before we begin the journeys of Cricket, my guide dog of the past year -- I want to celebrate and honor my first guide dog, Pantera. She died March 22, 2008. She opened my eyes - literally to the amazing freedom a guide dog can give to an individual. Pantera was the 'dog of honor' at her puppy raiser's wedding, Meg -- I will always love her and think of her fondly as my dog of honor. Thanks Pantera for 9 years of service and devotion as my guide and a loved part of our family.