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, November 6, 2008

Off to Portland ...

Cricket and I are leaving for Portland after work today. We are going to the Fall Guide Dog Luncheon and spending time with our good friends, Steve & Debi (Desma and Dakota, too!). Last year I attended the luncheon for the first time and was moved to tears with the stories of how a guide dog impacts a person's life and its very fun when the special little guests (new puppies) arrive.

I love to experience Cricket work in an airport ... she has had a lot of experience over the past 18 months. She seems to know it is an exciting place where we are off to an adventure and also senses that I am out of my comfort zone and gets in her 'work mode.'


OSU 98 said...

She looks absolutely precious in her scarf. I am sure she is quite relieved to know she is going this time.

Girl, I can't keep up with you! You have sand in your shoes!!!

Sarah and the Pack. said...

I hope you have a good flight! I love watching guides work in airports, they brig such a sense of calm to an otherwise hectic place!

Lacey said...

Have a great time!! You know I wish I was going to Portland!!