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

Monday, February 6, 2012

Busy/Quiet Monday

Its interesting some of my busier days are Cricket's quieter days. Are you following me :)? Those days when I have clients back to back = sleeping time for Cricket. Today I had a hectic day which meant a quieter day for Cricket. Even on busy days, I try to make sure we get a walk and also, of course, a couple breaks for Cricket to go outside. Her harness is generally off at my office. We put it on when we go outside. We walked up to Dick's market today - about a mile walk. I was walking along and she stopped in an unusual place. Put my foot out and learned this sign had fallen into the sidewalk.  I wa able to push it out of the way (and pull out my camera to click on the obstacle) so we could proceed.  If it wouldn't of slid out of the way, I also could of asked her to hopup and she would walk around after she knew I knew to be careful.   
I learned its a yoga sign.  Unfortunately, my arm/wrist is still recovering so no yoga for us yet.  I hope Cricket remembers what a downdog is by the time we get to go back! 


Kelly Jo said...

Cricket is such a cute name for a pup. How did you come up with it?

Becky said...

Kelly Jo - I love the name of Cricket :). A guide dog's name is selected as a puppy. Cricket was a part of a C litter so all her brothers and sisters also begin with the letter C. There is only one working guide dog with the name so that makes their names even more special :).

wendy said...

Cricket is one smart dog.
love him

wendy said...

hmmm, I was just thinking...Is Cricket a HIM??

Becky said...

Wendy - Yes Cricket is a her :).