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, June 4, 2012

Celebrating Cricket

Today Cricket turns seven. Wow.  Time flies.  Cricket, my second guide dog, has been there by my side for 5 1/2 years. Incredible gratitude for this girl.  She will do countless things for me today.  Here are seven that I  know:  1) she will guide me to my office door and then 2) up the stairs to the upstairs office, later 3) she will guide me to the outside curb steering around any objects that may be in our way --this includes over hang - there currently is a tree that she has to stop for with low hanging branches 4) she will stop at the street crossing and help me safely cross the street 5) she will help me 'find the door' to go to LDSFS Agency to visit, after visiting and sharing some cookies I will tell her 6) Cricket 'outside' and she will lead us out 7)back to another street crossing and then  back to the office.  I could go on and on ... just all in a days work for Cricket.  

In typical Cricket style, I tried to give her a kiss and she quickly wanted to give me one back including her paw.
To describe Cricket is describing Love.  I bump her and while I am saying, Oh so sorry Cricker girl she is trying to give me a kiss.    
Happy Birthday, Cricket

Starting the day with a 9-mile run in prepping for our marathon.  Hoping to end work in time for a bike ride with Steve.  The rest of the day will be spent with my Cricket ... oh how I love and appreciate you.  There will also be time for belly rubs and scratches behind the ear for you, too, Cricker girl.

12 comments:

Sewfast said...

Wow! Has it really been that long since you graduated with Cricket? Happy birthday Cricket!!!

Elle J said...

Happy Birthday, Cricket!!! You both are so beautiful ~ you make the perfect team. Enjoy your special day!

Myrna R. said...

Happy Birthday to Cricket. Wish I could give her a big hug and kiss. Would you do it for me?

Shelly :) said...

Happy 7th Birthday Cricket! :) You two make such a wonderful team!

Carlin said...

Happy Birthday Cricket! I love reading your blog and learning some of the things the beautiful puppy I'm raising may do when she graduates! You two are an inspiration!

Brittany said...

Happy Birthday Cricket!! You are such a great little guide.

S.DAY said...

WISHING THE HAPPIEST DAY FOR CRICKET AND HER DARLING MOM! miss you both and I'll have to have you over for a lunch day at the new house soon!
HAPPY DAY CRICKER!

3 labs 4 me said...

Happy Birthday Cricket. Wishing you the best dog gone birthday ever from your Oregon friends.

jennohara said...

Happy Birthday Cricket! You are the other half of a very spectacular team!!

L^2 said...

Happy birthday to Cricket! Hope you both have had a wonderful day celebrating together.

Lisa and pups said...

Happy Birthday Cricket!!!!

Becky said...

Thanks for all your birthday wishes for Cricket :).