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, December 8, 2009
My Cute 'Car'
My dad teasingly tells me I shouldn't talk on my cell phone while driving my car (Cricket). I find my walk from one office to the next on a busy day is when I get caught up on returning phone calls. Today while talking on the phone, I whispered to Cricket and gave her the hand signal, forward. The new client on the other end said -- oh if you are driving you can call me back. No, I'm just walking with my guide dog. (silence as they process that one :D) Our conversation continues. A few minutes later, Cricket stopped, I prodded with my feet and whispered, hop up, she didn't move. I prodded again with my foot and there was a big tumbleweed in the middle of the sidewalk that was a definite obstacle but hard to feel because it was so lightweight. Oh, good girl Cricket I whisper. I pulled a couple kibble from my pocket and Cricket and I celebrated her good work. We continue on. All in a days work. I never cease to be grateful for the joy of walking freely.