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

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Change

This is Cricket on her new bed at my office. I had to take a picture because she is actually lying on it. Her other bed was pretty flat and so I decided she needed a new one. She hasn't really been happy about it and has been spending more time on the carpet than on her bed sometimes with a little sigh to let me know she is not thrilled with this change. I've tried to explain to her that as the quote goes: Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks or discomforts. I am asking her to give this new bed a chance ... maybe a week to be open to the change - perhaps we will bring one of her fleeces from home to help her embrace the change. I realize that as I am giving this peptalk to Cricket ... I appreciate change is not easy.

3 comments:

OSU 98 said...

She actually looks sort of pathetic on it...has a little furrow in her brow! It is a beautiful bed...all nice a fluffy. I would happily lay on the floor and curl up in it!

Becky said...

I know ... the colors are great for my office chairs, etc - yeah, I hope the Cricket smile takes the places of the furrow brow soon! I'll give her a few more days to warm up to this change in her life!

2 labs 4 me said...

Bringing her fleece from home is a great idea to lay with her bed. We changed our dog bed covers from fleece to something more cool for the summer. Desma & Dakota would not lie on their new bed covers for 2 weeks. Finally, they are using them again, but they didn't appreciate the change. Aren't they funny? Love, Debi