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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Presenting. Remembering. Loving.

Presenting. Steve and I had the opportunity to give a presentation to a church group on Nurturing Our Marriage. We had fun. Cricket sat next to the bishop most of the time and was cute (and a little distracting).   Next presentation is on Guide Dogs.  I am excited to share and tell you all about it!  I will be doing much pondering and reflecting on my blessed journey with Guide Dogs for the Blind. 
I realized when we got home and was typing in the date that today is Pantera's day.  (my first guide dog - worked til she was 11 - died at 12 1/2 - very fortunate)  She would of been 16 years old.  Sweet girl.  I made many dog bone sugar cookies for that birthday girl over the years.  Sorry, Cricket you get store bought cookies for your friends ... but you have a blog and pictures on the computer?  You both are so deeply loved.   The picture below and our family pics in 2007 are the only ones I have of Pantera on the computer.  A project has me needing to change that soon! 

Loving this beautiful Fall Day.  We're going to go for a walk shortly and enjoy the crispness in the air. 



4 comments:

wendy said...

I bet you are a good public speaker.
it is good to remember
and that usually brings on that strong emotion of loving, doesn't it.
enjoy your fall walk.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Wow, I'm sure it was a great presentation. I love the photo of Steve and you in that pretty blue color!

Beth Finke said...

Happy Pantera Day from one who celebrates Pandora Day in honor of her first Seeing Eye dog. Gee, maybe we should come up with a poem?

karen (Mom) said...

darling picture. Pantera was a joy in all our lives and so special to you. Cricket is a dear girl as well. Glad the presentation went well.