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, March 16, 2011

Bonding

This jacket is a little green so I pull it out each year near St. Patrick's Day. Cricket had her annual exam today. Report: She had lost 3 lbs! I generally cut her intake a little bit in the winter months as we are not as active. Her lying on her yoga mat just doesn't burn the calories for her. However, she now has a couple pounds she can put back on. No wonder she is giving me a kiss in this picture!

The vet said she is in great health! He indicated she has a little grey around her face. I'm told I'm getting a few new grey hairs, too. She also has a little ear infection - which is so fascinating to me as so do I right now. We are bonded.

12 comments:

Lucent Imagery said...

I love you two! Me and my dog share food & skin sensitivities! And we love long walks! hee hee.

Jen said...

That's definitely a strong bond :)
Happy st. Patrick's day!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

A strong team indeed. Hope you both feel better soon.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

jennohara said...

Great to hear Cricket girl is great health! You two have a VERY special bond for sure!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

How uncanny to both have ear infections--but not very fun for either of you, I'm sure. I thought Cricket had been looking slim and trim in your recent photos; 3 pounds is a lot for a dog of her size! It's nice you can give her a little extra now. Cabana needs to lose a pound or two--not quite as pleasant going in that direction!

Myrna R. said...

I am bonded to my Daisy too. I have hypothyroidism. Last week the vet said so does Daisy.

Ginger Jasper said...

Thats aa beautiful smiley picture of the love you share. Nothing wrong with a few grey hairs and hope those ear infections clear up soon. Hugs GJ xx

Beth and Alfie said...

Aww, sweet. I call those little gray hairs "sparkles"...it's all in how you wear them! ;)

Jess and Glacier said...

I hope you both feel better soon.

3 labs 4 me said...

That's always a relief to get a good health report on our dogs. Even better when they maintain their weight. By keeping their weight in check, we avoid many health issues & joint problems for them. Hugs to Cricket & to you!

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Sounds like a great report from the vet!
We sure hope you both are feeling perfect... real soon :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Rudy's Raiser

karen (Mom) said...

What is cricket's weight secret. I could stand to lose a few. I think you are starting to look alike as well. Love Mom