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, April 30, 2009

An (extra) Ordinary Day

It seems each day has something unique and special that it offers to us in our lives. I certainly find this the case in the adventures of walking with a guide dog. Today we were strolling along at a nice brisk pace and all of a sudden Cricket did a quick halt! I put my foot out to prod to try to figure out what this girl had stopped for ... after a few seconds I learn that there is a little dog right in Cricket's face! The little dog was tied to a post and between her leash and her she was blocking the sidewalk. Cricket just stopped in her tracks. I know its her job but I was super impressed that she calmly stopped! Good girl, Cricket and sorry that I had no kibble in my pocket ... promise will try to not let that happen again!

3 comments:

OSU 98 said...

Dear Cricket,

I will have my mom work on reminding your mom to keep kibble in her pocket for you. Last night, mom got home late and it took her a few minutes to remember I had not eaten. After sitting nicely like I am supposed to when I want my dinner, she finally got it and I got my dinner. SHEESH.

Sounds like both our humans need a little help when it comes to our kibble.

Very Sincerely,

Chelsie Belle

Becky said...

Chelsie Belle -

Yes! Kibble is a necessity in the pockets. My motto is: Will work for food.

Love, Crickers

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

What a cute story--that would have been so fun to witness. I can just picture the little dog in Cricket's path. Cricket needs a dog cam on her collar! Like she's not already doing enough on walks!