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, February 21, 2012

Miss you, Cricket

Cricket has not missed a day of my going to work in five years (unless my memory is forgetting something :). Every day that I have been ready to walk out the door, she is by my side ready and willing to do her part to keep me safe. I feel pretty fortunate as we celebrate five years together. Today, we left her at the vet to take care of her chipped tooth and to check out a growth on her right side.
I love you Cricket and will miss you dearly today.  Yes, I'll miss not only being able to easily go for a walk, but I'll also miss your sweet presence around the office all day.  I will hear many times throughout the day -- Where's Cricket?  

See you soon and so very sorry that I couldn't feed you this morning.  I know that did not make you happy at all!

11 comments:

Karen said...

Goodness Cricket!! we are very used to your being so healthly and always helping Becky. I know she will miss you today so much and we will be anxious to hear how your are doing.
Love grandma (now that is silly but we do love her)

Karen said...

Goodness Cricket!! we are very used to your being so healthly and always helping Becky. I know she will miss you today so much and we will be anxious to hear how your are doing.
Love grandma (now that is silly but we do love her)

Brittany said...

Sending happy thoughts to Cricket! Hopefully all is well, and she recovers from her vet visit soon.

S.DAY said...

Oh I hope all goes well at the vet! We miss you all! Be watching for a special envelope in the mail from us coming soon!!!!

Reddunappy said...

I hope everything is OK with your beautiful girl!!!!

Ruby's Raiser said...

Sending our warmest thoughts to you and Cricket, hope all is well and she is back by your side asap!

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Sending lotsaluv to you and Cricket. Hope everything works out well. I know how worrying it is...Toby went in for his 'snip' today.
MAXMOM IN SA

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Poor Cricket, missing going to work with you AND missing her breakfast! What a double whammy. But I know Cricket is resilient (even when not at Resilient!), and she'll be even happier to get back to her normal routine tomorrow. Wishing good thoughts at the vet's.

3 labs 4 me said...

Sending healing wishes to Cricket from her Oregon friends.

cmlhe said...

Hope everything goes well at the vet!
She'll be by your side in no time!

L^2 said...

Jack and I can relate to how you and Cricket must be feeling. I hope she heals up quickly.