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

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dear Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday to a very amazing six year old! We are celebrating you today Cricket. I don't think the baker at Costco quite understood the significance of Thank you, Cricket on your cake.
Cricket, thank you for 4 1/2 great years together as my guide, friend, buddy, and eyes. You have kept me safe each day, and I love you and appreciate you. 

We will celebrate today with yoga in the morning (be aware they may even announce it in class that its your birthday), a Guide Dog Alumni Board Conference Call, leaving you for a bike ride (sorry, but it is supposed to finally be warm and this afternoon will be just the time!), and a party tonight to celebrate YOU! 

Super fun side note:  I requested from Guide Dogs for the Blind some information pamphlets and guess who is their cover girl ... Cricket!  They used a picture they had on file for their What do you know about Blindness?  brochure.   Here's a few questions to try to answer from the brochure:

Sometime within the next ____ years, ,someone you know will lose their vision.  (1 in 28 Americans over 40).

Approximately ___________ cases of low vision and blindness occur each year, and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years.

Happy Birthday Cricket.  Thank you.  Love you.  Hope you have a great day. 

12 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful FUN Day! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mandy and Saxon said...

happy birthday Cricket!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Happy birthday, Cricket. We wish you many and many more with your furry special person.

Jen said...

Happy 6th birthday Cricket. Hope you get lots of cuddles today :)

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Happy birthday Cricket - and here's to many many more wonderful birthdays! :) Sounds like you have a lot of special things planned!

S.DAY said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRICKET!!!! We"ll be by tonight to celebrate your awesomeness!!!!! See you at the party!

BECKY said...

Happy Birthday, Cricket!! Vern says, "Woof, bark" and he sends a virtual chew bone!

L^2 said...

Happy birthday Cricket! We hope you have a fantastic day celebrating with your family and friends. Maybe Jack will even get a little treat in honor of your special day, since he might also get left at home while I go on a bike ride this afternoon.

Torie said...

Happy birthday Cricket! Ushi sends a waggy tail and she hopes you get loads of treats and cuddles! Xxx.

Shelly :) said...

Happy Birthday Cricket!! :)

Jess and Glacier said...

Happy belated birthday Cricket. Hope you had a fantastic day.

Ruby's Raiser said...

Happy belated birthday Cricket! Hope you all had a wonderful day together. Love the photos in your header!