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, September 6, 2011

Cricket visits Zions

We had a chance to get away to St. George this weekend. We have our favorite trails we like to run and bike. Our favorite restaurants we like to eat. Our favorite little stores we like to shop. We realized we hadn't visited Zions National Park in a few years so we spent a day there enjoying the beauty and nice trails and near 100 degrees.
These shorts work great for Cricket on a hot day - a pocket for treats, pocket for my camera, and even a pocket for water which Cricket was very happy about. 
Our hike to Emerald Pools gave us some cool air.  We walked steady as the path was wet and slippery on this part. 
Squirrels are not afraid to get very close.  Cricket turned her head for a quick glance. 
Steve stayed on the low adventure trails with us for the day.   
Smile for the camera, Cricket.  Smart girl, knows.

Most of the trail was real crowded with people, although this picture indicates otherwise! 
Cooling off our paws and toes near the end of the paved trail and the start of The Narrows.
We both noticed that the whole time we were at this beautiful National Park not one person asked to pet Cricket!  Was everyone just struck by the beauty of this park or some good education at this park on Guide Dogs?  Or was it because they saw her walking on some winding trails and knew she needed to focus on her job ... not sure, but it really was nice and added to the enjoyable day. 

Celebrating.  September is National Guide Dog Month!

1 comment:

Retired Duo said...

Zion National Park is so pretty. I've visited twice and would love to see it again.