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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Gold Medal Day

Love that the radio is wishing us a Gold Medal Day! Hope it is that for you. My colleague and I get to go to a conference today on Ethics. I think Cricket will sleep through it. I just cried watching the Fab Five win Gold in gymnastics. (Personally, knowing they had won gold took the stress out of watching it.:) We love going for walks on warm summer nights. I love when Cricket smiles.
Cute story (atleast I think :). We were at Smith's ... one of those places Steve loves and I sometimes feel overwhelmed - I think they move things from week to week. We were in search of some new running tops (found a bright yellow and purple one.) While Steve was looking through the racks for my size, this mom and her little boy were behind us and he was asking - mom why is there a dog in the store? The mom was explaining and doing a great job of educating him that I must be blind, on Cricket's role as a guide dog, not to pet her while she was working, etc. Then, before we could turn around and thank her the little boy said - well, the boy (meaning Steve) can see :). So cute.


GOOSE said...

That is a cute story. Cricket has a great smile.

william Peace said...

Great story. Kids are awesome. Little boys ask me if I can go fast in my wheelchair. Little girls ask if they can get a wheelchair in any color they like.

Fran said...

Out of the mouths of babes!! Love it!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Now THIS made me smile. Cricket's smile is most certainly contagious!

I've missed catching up and hope you are well!!!

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