The journeys of Becky, blind from retinitis pigmentosa, and her beauitiful guide dogs.
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, April 14, 2010
Last night we had the opportunity to go visit the Paws with a Purpose Puppy Raising Club. Picture a room full of people (and adorable puppies on the floor) who are all committed to raising a puppy and then saying good bye to help someone like me and perhaps you can understand why I started to say -- you are a group of my heroes and the tears came! A puppy raiser has such a core of kindness, love and a desire to serve someone else. It is incredible to me, and I think about it when I am taking Cricket out to do business and she quickly goes and I think how hard that is to train a puppy to do so... the list goes on of all the hard work of raising these sweet little puppies that I know aren't always sweet! I can't thank each of them enough for what they are doing ... there were 12 puppies(I think that was the final # that came in) with their raisers. There is something so endearing about a little puppy and realizing their potential whether they become a guide, another career, or educate while they are in training and become a special pet. Cricket and cute little black lab Chad learned they are both going to the Lion King Performance this Fall. I think Cricket is cheering him on and saying ... keep up the good work. She was so happy and seemed to remember puppy raiser meetings.