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, March 4, 2012

It's all good

One of my friends and colleagues has the saying - Its all good. I love working with her and also enjoy being around her warmth, positivity, and sense of humor.   She was there for me this week, and I really appreciated it.  I hope I can be there for her. 

Its not been easy with Cricket's recovery, but I find myself thinking - it's all good.  She is recovering and going to be just fine.   Its hard seeing her sad about not working - she loves to be a guide dog.  Its hard not having her work - I love to have her be my guide dog! 

Steve and I slipped away to St. George after work on Thursday.   We love the time together.  We love to enjoy the outdoor beauty -- often running or cycling.  This trip was a little different.  Cricket was on pet status and needed tlc all the time so no running or biking.  We walked along the trails with Steve as my guide and Cricket walking with us.  She was so happy to be outside enjoying the sunshine.  She had her happy smile on her face.

Between itching near her stitches  (they come out on Tuesday) and licking her nose - when she's stressed; she was best with us or cared for by my parents.   We enjoyed a dinner 'in' with them so we could be near Cricket and enjoy the Jazz game.  They were so kind to tend her while we went out with some friends that just also happened to be in St George this weekend!   It also happens that my friend's guide  had surgery as well so we were both without our guides!  It felt so good to laugh and enjoy the funny situations we found ourselves in and know that it really is all good.   

Steve and I are still listening to the book on CD: President Thomas S. Monson, To the Rescue.  After two trips to St. George we still have five CD's left!  We hope to go back soon so we can finish the book :) and enjoy more sunshine.  Hopefully by then, Cricket will let us go on a bike ride and be back to work.    

Speaking of back to work -- ready for Monday!


Myrna R. said...

Great photo of you and Cricket. I bet she enjoys being "just" a pet.

Still hoping her recovery is quick. Take care.

BECKY said...

Awww, Cricket DOES look happy!

wendy said...

This has been quite an ordeal for poor Cricket.
St. George would truly be a great place to visit right now
(I say as I am sitting here in a blizzard at my house...we must have 8 inches of snow right now)
ahhh.....I think St. George sounds lovely.

but hey, It's all Good

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Hope it goes well with the stitches coming out today. So nice how you get away to St. George. We need to do that more often!

Fran said...

I wish Cricket a speedy recovery. And I echo "It's all good" -- for that positive attitude keeps us afloat more often than we know.