The bond between a guide dog and handler is pretty incredible. Sometimes I search for words to describe - the depth of gratitude felt for a dog that truly gives and serves and is so connected to our world. The loss when Pantera died was deep. I will always treasure the few moments I had as she died to hug her and tell her how much I loved her and for giving me back my bounce in my step in so many ways.
My friend, and truly a mentor for me on the GDB AA board, Deborah, just had to say goodbye to her Tuscan. I recall meeting Tuscan at our meetings two years ago. He reminded me a lot of Cricket and was near the same age. I know she would appreciate support and comments http://deborahkendrick.blogspot.com/2011/08/goodbye-tuscan.html .