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, December 20, 2011

Two in One

This coat is one of my favorite for those cold Utah days. First of all, it brings back sweet memories. I found this coat on a January clearance - $25 dollars at ZCMI. So, if you are from Utah you know its got to be several years old just with that information. I was with my first guide, Pantera who retired five years ago.  Pantera and I used to walk through a mall to make our bus transfer.  I haven't worked at the Moran Eye Center for eight years.  So, doing the math the coat has got to be atleast over eight years old.  This old coat was a bargain, is so warm, and is a two in one.
This coat makes a wonderful blanket for Cricket.  She really enjoys having something warm to snuggle up to when we are going to be a while (church, dentist, a longer meeting, etc).  Today I laid it down at the dentist office and she snuggled right up on it.  Its just the right color to hide Cricket hair and make a nice bed for her and then be transformed back into my coat!  If you can see her face, you will know she is not impressed that I have asked her to model for this picture. 
I love versatile clothes/coats that serve more than one purpose and this coat has done so for many years :).


Mandy and Saxon said...

oh Becky, you have no idea how happy it makes me that other people regularly shed their jackets to create beds for their dogs! I sometimes do this in my classes but feel like people might think I'm off my rocker when I put the coat right back on after class. Oh, the things we do for our dogs....

Anonymous said...

Love it! When I took my first puppy to school, one of my teachers actually went searching for a sweatshirt for her to lay on in class so she wouldn't have to lay on the hard tile floor :)

Beth Finke said...

Every time you mention your dog Panterra it reminds me of my first guide, Pandora. Thanks for the happy memmories, and...happy new year!

3 labs 4 me said...

A multi-purpose coat & finding it at a bargain price, with an added bonus of a soft place for doggies to cuddle in......what more could you want!!


Lovely coat and lovely story, Becky. I think Cricket posed beautifully and I love the idea that your coat serves as a doggie-comforter :)
Also, I wanted to pop by and wish a happy Christmas to you and your wonderful family.
Sending lotsaluv