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.

11 comments:

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

I love how Cricket takes such good care of you! I bet she's on the "Nice" list!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

So funny!

She sure does take car of you:)

Toby's Trainer
SEGDI Raiser

Ro said...

Hehehehehe this gave me a much needed chuckle and smile!

wendy said...

That was cute. I can't talk on the phone and DRIVE ev-ah.
I did some reading up on your posts. Funny list of christmas things from your dog.
And how nice to have a Bible street --especially in this day of being "oh so politically correct and make sure no one ever mentions the word Christ....especially at Christmas" Sheeeeesh

Erin and her Dogs said...

What a cute and cuddly "car" she is too! :))

OSU 98 said...

Hopefully you have a blue tooth and can be "hands free" while driving?

Sarah and the Pack. said...

Cricket is the best kind of 'car' around!

Katrin said...

WOW. I entirely can not coordinate talking on the phone and walking with James at the same time. We end up stopped, if I have to talk, then once I'm done we start up again. Then again I never could chew bubble gum and walk either. :-)

RP said...

We were given strict instructions to never talk on the phone while being guided. You been up there to get Cricket since I came home, have the rules changed?

Becky said...

Thanks for your great comments - Yes, Cricket takes such good care of me. RP - I should of specified, yes I am very careful when using my cell phone while walking and do so only briefly and in a familiar setting - this situation is walking on a straight sidewalk from one office to the next with generally nothing unexpected - perhaps that is why I was so surprised when there was an obstacle. You never know. Thanks for your comment - Tell me about your guide and when were you on campus?

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