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, October 12, 2009

Special Day

When I think of October 11, my memory goes back to walking in the Portland Airport after graduation with my first guide, Pantera. I was walking confidently and leaving my husband and kids behind saying wait for us. It is a day that each year I make a point to call, email, send something to Pantera's puppy raisers. How do you thank someone for that magnificent gift of my independence? Not sure, so I just keep thanking them, Cricket's puppy raiser, and each of you that are doing this incredible service. One of my favorite songs is "Have I done any good in the world today?" As I heard this song recently, I thought of all the incredible puppy raisers who give and serve daily so that I and so many others can enjoy this beautiful gift of freedom. THANK YOU.


Sarah and Doniphan said...

we do it for moments like that, that's why :) So neat to hear about your specific experiences, it helps us to better prepare these pups.

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

I hope Cabana will go on to help someone as much as Cricket and Pantera have helped you! Thanks for your thoughtful gratitude, Becky. Makes me proud to be a puppy raiser!

Sarah and the Pack. said...

I can't wait to see one of my pups go on to help someone. I love hearing your perspective: it makes raising mean so much more!

3 labs 4 me said...

As always, you bring tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories with all of us!