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

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sending Love

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  .

2 comments:

Myrna R. said...

I know the grief of losing a canine friend and companion. It may be deeper when the friend has devoted his/her life to helping. Many blessings.

Jess and Glacier said...

I am sorry to hear about her dog. I will go over to visit. Thanks for sharing.