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
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Not our typical walk
Cricket and I have a walk that we do on most days up to the corner of 400 E/Pages Ln and often stop in at Dicks. It might be a little boring for Cricket, and there aren't many ways to vary it without really going out of our way. Today we walked it three times each with a little excitement! Once, we walked it simply to walk, then later we remembered we needed some treats for a group that I had, and later we walked nearby for eyebrow waxing (ouch!). However, every walk had some added adventure! First, as we were crossing the street we heard a horn honking very loudly. In my mind, I wondered if we were doing something wrong? - someone really was trying to get our attention. Then, as we got safely to the side of the street, someone hollered out hi becky. fyi - there are better ways to say hi to a person who is blind. It was a little unsettling. Second walk up, we encountered a loose dog. Fortunately, Max was a friendly loose dog that was ignoring his owner's request to come and kept trying to distract Cricket. We finally just stopped and Cricket sat while the owner got control of their dog. Last walk, there were several shopping carts blocking the sidewalk far from the grocery store. Cricket had to stop and work around them. She earned her extra kibble on her walks today. This evening we enjoyed a walk near the temple where it was super crowded. No wonder Cricket is snoring at my feet. Good girl, Cricket.