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, October 7, 2009

Cricket - the Therapist

Just a few recent stories

I walked into our office and another therapist's young client said, Hi Cricket. Her mom asked her - how do you know the name of that dog. The little girl said matter of factly, oh she works here!

A client was sharing with me his frustrating sleep problems - as he paused for a minute there was some loud snoring in the corner. He laughed and said he wished he could sleep like Cricket.

A client with such trauma that I had transferred the case to Cricket said to her today ... Cricket, thank you - I am doing so much better!

10 comments:

Lauren and Don said...

Wow, Cricket is a multitalented dog- a guide and a therapist!

Lisa and Ellie said...

GO CRICKET! Great job!!! Love the pic too!

OSU 98 said...

Love the picture!! What a good girl. Dogs are such wonderful caregivers....

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Oh, the healing power of a dog! It's pretty darn amazing. You and Cricket make a great team!!

Erin said...

Love it! That is one amazing dog and you are one amazing woman!

So fun hearing from you on my blog Becky. I remember when Lacey wrote about meeting you. She's so lucky to have examples like you in her life!

Jennifer said...

I love it! I bet your work is very interesting too.

K and K said...

LOVE the photo of Cricket! So cute & wise!

3 labs 4 me said...

Great stories. The healing touch of animals continues to inspire me.

Sarah and the Pack. said...

What an awesome job Cricket! The amazing things these guys can do just makes me fall more in love everyday!

karen (Mom) said...

We will be happy to have Cricket the Therapist come to our home today. There are some concerns I wish to discuss with her. Can I get an appointment?