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, June 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, Cricket

Happy Birthday, Cricket.  Eight years old today.  The time flies ... it really seems like just the other day you were happily running down the hallway of the Oregon Campus of GDB with Instructor Toby ready for us to meet! I loved you at first sight (funny phrase - well at first meeting :).  We have grown so much together and one of my favorite comments people say when we are out is You can tell how much she loves you by the look in her eyes.  I hope you have a wonderful day! In true Cricket fashion, you will be happy and content to spend it helping me and sharing your love.  Oh dear, often for Pantera's  (first guide) birthdays I made dog bone sugar cookies.  For your birthday, we will buy treats for the office :) and celebrate with the family at a little later date.  (you are so understanding of everyone's schedules :).  Thanks for your love, Cricker girl.
Party Girl for her 6th Birthday

Enjoying a trail together after her surgery near her 7th birthday

One of her favorite places in the office ... she can watch people coming in and see each room :)
Cricket advocating on the ADA -- check out her new site:

A special part of our family
Education at theMoran Eye Center with Susi, Lindsey and some special dogs at all phases!!  
Sweet memory/picture the night before Pantera died.  They were both so attentive and I loved how Pantera graciously acknowledged Cricket and I's bond in the transition from her retiring.  
A stop at the ocean with Mimi before meetings in San Rafael awhile ago.  
Happy Birthday, CRICKET!! 


GOOSE said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you Cricket!!!!

Rufus and Indie said...

We hope you have an awesome day Cricket!!!!

Rufus and Indie

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to a Wonderful companion. Hope she gets an extra kibble today.

L^2 said...

Happy birthday to Cricket! Hope you two have a wonderful day together.

Myrna R. said...

Hope Cricket has a super special day. She's obviously a wonderful dog, a role model for us - she lives to serve.

wendy said...

oh my, happy birthday for sure. I love how she kept her party hat on for a photo. Absolutely she is part of the family!!!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Cricket!!! Hope it was a great one :)

3 labs 4 me said...

Happy Birthday from you friends in Oregon. We love you Cricket! Debi, Steve, Desma, Dakota & Culver