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, July 7, 2010

Our Bond

Tonight we planned on riding a short bike ride. We will join our group tomorrow morning. After Cricket followed us around as we packed, I couldn't leave her. We will be on a bike for two and a half days - 240 miles. I am not sure which will be harder ... the long ride or missing my Cricket Girl. Steve and I went for a nice long walk together with Cricket by my side this evening. How do you put into words the bond of a guide dog? Incredible. Beautiful. Smooth. Love. Service. Gratitude.
I love you Cricket. I know you will be in good care with my parents, but I am leaving a part of me behind when I leave you. I will look forward to that nice, loving hug and kiss I get when we meet you in St. George. I also will be so grateful to pick up that harness and feel like I have my eyes back.

1 comment:

jennohara said...

Beautiful, Smooth, Love, Service, Gratitude.
Very well said. :)