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

Monday, February 23, 2009

Feeling Anticipation - Two years ago ...

Two years ago I was packing getting ready to go to Guide Dogs for the Blind in Oregon. I was excited. After retiring Pantera (just had to put this picture in ... she was such a great hostess at her retirement party - greeting her many guests)September 17, 2006 (she worked 9 years to the day) and using a cane for 6 months afterwards; I was VERY eager to again walk with ease with a guide dog. The six months had been a good time for Steve and Pantera to form an added bond and her and I to change our bond so when we brought the new dog home, we were all ready and eager for this new guide. As I remember that evening of packing, a very exciting event took place! Our now son-in-law Adam, came for a visit to ask permission to marry our daughter! We were super excited this was happening and so excited that he could join us for the upcoming Guide Dog graduation, too. I left to Oregon knowing one of the days while I was there I would get a very excited phone call from Natalie -- which I did.

2 comments:

risingup1moretimeandmakinglifecount said...

Those are fun memories - I got thinking - that would be a trippy moment having a young man ask your permission to marry your daughter. Shew! I don't know - that's like the first time you see Merryl Streep in "Mamma Mia" Singing memories while her daughter gets ready for her wedding. I don't know about you but my sister and I cried our eyes out.

2 labs 4 me said...

I was excited for your visit to Oregon, since I knew that I would get to see you again & to meet your new guide dog. Meeting Cricket for the first time was a joy for me, since I knew the freedom that she would provide for you, just as Pantera had.........
Special memories for all of us.