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 11, 2011

That's my girl

Cricket was fabulous on our journey to San Francisco. I think we are grounded now for a while ... oh, we shall see :). We are always up for an adventure. What can I say? The gift of a guide dog is a gift of adventure.
Cricket navigated the trolley, bus, bart, and lots of walking.  She experienced protesters/sirens, crowds, a few barking sea lions all in stride.  Although, she does seem to be enjoying a quiet weekend of getting caught up on her sleep! 
We were so fortunate to stay in a lovely hotel overlooking Union Square. The first night we were tired and went to bed early like 9 pm! We were hoping that the change in time would lend to her settling in for the night knowing that we would have an early morning wake up call from Cricket.   Just after midnight she let us know she needed to go out.  A sweet dog sigh on the side of the bed saying ... gotta go out. The city was bustling and full of energy. By our second return to our hotel room she knew the way.  Find the room, Cricket.  That's my girl!
view from our hotel room
 The lady ringing the Salvation Army bell at the Bart Station had such a beautiful voice as she was singing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

Natalie, Adam and Dahlia will be coming into town soon.  We are SO excited!  

Party favor at the luncheon - sticker that said:  Wag more.  Bark Less. Great message, don't you think!


jennohara said...

What beautiful pictures. What a good girl Cricket is!

BECKY said...

I'm so happy for you that you get to enjoy such wonderful trips, and all with sweet Cricket!

3 labs 4 me said...

I've seen Cricket in action & she is amazing! Great photo from your hotel window. How nice that you had such a great view. I guess we need to repeat our trip to San F with you & stay in that location. We're up for tandem biking too.

Myrna R. said...

Becky, sorry I haven't visited in a while. I've been absent from many blogs. But I'm back.

Nice to read about your fun exploits with Cricket.

(My mother is now almost totally blind. The decrease in her vision has been rather quick. It's really hard, because the Alzheimer's complicates everything and she doesn't grasp any training. Wish she could use a dog like Cricket.

- Just felt I could share this with you.)