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

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Grateful for the Day and Cricket's Eyesight!

We just returned home from the opthalmologist/vet (Dr. MacLaren at the Eye Care Clinic). She is FABULOUS! Cricket has supported me on several of my opthalmologist visits . I did not expect to be sitting on the other side of the table - nervously anticipating the outcome as they examined her pupils, measured her tears - while she had to hold still and be cute for 1 minute with strips in her eyes, examined the pigmentation that had been discovered on her eye (which gratefully the Dr reassured me at this point is not a concern but indicated we have a fabulous vet to pick up on this change. We will return in 3 months to have it evaluated again. This is all manageable and she can see fine and continue her work! Yipee!! Having the last few days to reflect on Cricket, the possibility of her having something that could damage her vision, and the worry I have had for her has given me some empathy for my dear family and how they must feel watching my vision deteriorate. I am reminded how we go along in our life and sometimes have such a reminder to not take our life and the blessings of each day for granted. I appreciate each day this sweet guide can be by my side doing what she loves. Life is good. Thanks Natalie for your post today ... can't wait to see you, Adam & Dahlia next week! Some interesting dog eyesight facts I learned today from Dr. MacLaren: dogs can see at 20/75 and they don't have a macula!

5 comments:

Lacey said...

So glad to hear that all went well at the doctor.

2 labs 4 me said...

We're very happy to hear the good news! Much love to you guys!

lindsey said...

Very happy to hear that cricket's eyes are fine and that she can still be your guide doggie! That's wonderful. I love Cricket and you!

OSU 98 said...

Very, very relieved to read this post...

Andrea said...

I am so glad to hear this wonderful news!!