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, December 25, 2011

Holiday Spirit

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 .)

2 comments:

Jess and Glacier said...

How very sweet and she truly embodied the Holiday spirit. I hope Cricket enjoyed her treats and that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

Retired Duo said...

What a lovely gesture - Cricket certainly deserves a holiday treat, but we understand that she can't take treats from strangers. We hope your holidays have been happy, and we wish you and your family a happy New Year. A special hug for Cricket.
Pat & Bob in Ohio