Friday my dear friend and I went to a Christmas Carol. It was a very special experience, and we both left feeling we had gained new insight about Scrooge and lessons learned from him and application into our lives (okay, the joys of being a therapist and taking life to a deeper level as some would say :). Lunch afterwards - cozy soup, and an extended lunch meant bringing in Cricket's fleece so she could also be comfortable during lunch time. We were finishing up lunch and a woman came over and handed me some Gourmet Tails treats for Cricket. She said, something like ... I've been watching your dog and just wanted to make sure she got a treat for her good work and sweetness. So she had walked over to Petco and purchased a little package of treats for Cricket and come back to give it to us!
I was touched by her kindness - her efforts (Petco is across the parking lot from Paradise) her reaching out to a stranger with the simple message of caring. She gave us the treats, wished us Merry Christmas, we thanked her and she left. It was very touching and such a kind, heartfelt gesture.
(Note: as a guide dog Cricket does not get treats from others - I was appreciative that this lady gave me the treats and asked if I could give them to Cricket if/when it was okay. She will share the treats with her buddy, Dahlia .)