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, February 11, 2010

All in a Day's Work

Listen for traffic - sounds clear. Cricket, forward. We begin to cross the street on the crosswalk. We walk a few steps when Cricket pulls me back out of the way - a car turning right totally missed seeing us. Good girl Cricket as we proceed across the street. As we reach the other side of the street onto the sidewalk, I bend down and give her a hug and her favorite treat ... a liver flavored treat.  This accomplishment earned a high reward treat! Yummy! She wags her tail and licks my face. and we proceed.
(Picture is of Cricket resting after her day with her container of treats to her side.)

8 comments:

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

GOOD GIRL Cricket!!

Jennifer said...

Good work Cricket. Its times like that when your really glad you have a dog.

Sewfast said...

Hooray for Cricket!!! Every student dreads the traffic route, but Cricket is proof positive that it's a good thing! Glad you are both safe!!!

Katrin said...

Good job Cricket!!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

good girl Cricket!!

She looks so confused in the picture "what are these treats about?"

Reddunappy said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blog, I just found you!
We are puppy raisers in Washington State, we are currently raising our second puppy. Our first puppy is Luxor, he is a working guide in St. Paul, Mn. it is so great that he made it to a working quide! Our daughter took him to school with her everyday, for over a year! He even got to go across the stage and graduate with her from High School!

I have heard a couple of stories like this, it makes me so happy to be able to raise these dogs and they do such a meaningful wonderful job!
Thank you for sharing your adventures!

3 labs 4 me said...

Wow, way to go Cricket!!! You made my heart skip a beat with your story. Cricket is amazing!
I'm very happy to hear you are both safe.

Cassie (and Dagan - cheering Poppy on at GDB!) said...

Yeah Cricket!! Good girl!! Makes me teary thinking of my babies doing such great work!