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

Monday, September 13, 2010

All in a Guide Dog's Day, #9

Today a pre-teen client and I had our walk over to Arctic Circle. Cricket is generally off harness when she comes into our office so she was very excited to get to see her 'put her saddle' on. She was so impressed to realize Cricket knew her left and right. Some students were on the sidewalk in front of us and my client noticed that Cricket slowed down and adjusted her pace so that we continued walking and didn't run into them. There wasn't enough room for Cricket to pass them and still stay on the sidewalk so she simply slowed down. I am so glad the sidewalk in this picture is completed so there isn't a big hole we have to work our way around anymore.

Dear Cricket, We stroll around and this morning you reminded me once again how you are keeping me safe! THANK YOU, THANK YOU for pulling back as we crossed main street this morning. A lady ran the red light as she turned right. In my mind as you pulled back quickly I wondered what you were doing stopping in the middle of a crosswalk. I trusted you and as the car zoomed through I was reminded of how your focus each day is to keep me safe. LOVE you, Cricker girl.

9 comments:

Erin said...

I can only imagine the bond you have with these guide dogs. Cricket is such an amazing companion and protector. I'm so glad you have her... and I know she feels the same. :)

Reddunappy said...

Wow....

This is what so amazes me about these dogs! I am in awe.

The more I hear these stories, how they save you, the more in awe I am. Good girl Cricket!!

ChrisAnna said...

What a huge hole in the sidewalk! Great story. Good girl Cricket!

Steve said...

Great Job Cricket! Thanks for saving my wife!

Steve said...

Great Job Cricket. Thanks for saving my wife!

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Good girl Cricket!! We're ALL proud of you!

Becky said...

I passed on the kudos and love to Cricket. Thanks! I think by the bounce in her step she knows she is fabulous :D

Pamela and John said...

Becky, Cricket is amazing!!!! You two make an incredible team. I hope Wynette will have the privilege of guiding someone as awesome and grateful as you are.

jennohara said...

All I can say is Cricket is AMAZING!